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Zach's Mac

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10-12 servings Easy
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4 Ratings 

Ingredients (9)

  • 6 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 10-12 oz sour cream
  • 8oz Bacon, Diced
  • 1/4 cup bacon fat
  • 3 Stalks of Leeks, using only whites and light green parts. cut 1/2 through and sliced.
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • S&P TT
  • 8oz small curd cottage cheese
  • 2 cups dry breadcrumbs
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Zach's Mac

Easy to make Leek, Bacon, and Cheddar Mac and Cheese!

Instructions

  1. 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, add pasta, and cook until done; drain.
  2. 2Cook bacon in saute pan, draining bacon fat as necessary to get a nice crunchy bacon. reseve fat for topping, Deglaze pan with 1/8 cup water..get up all the crunchy bits on the bottom and place in 9×13 pan with bacon
  3. 3In 9×13 inch baking dish, stir together macaroni, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, leeks, cottage cheese, sour cream, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs and bacon fat. Sprinkle topping over macaroni mixture
  4. 4Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden
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