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BACON-TOMATO MAC & CHEESE


Active Time : 20 minutes
Total Time : 45 minutes
Serves : 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 16 ounce package bacon (16 ounce) chopped
  • 3/4 pound Super Cheezy processed cheese spread cubed
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter divided
  • 1 cup seeded and chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup crispy Panko style plain bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in medium skillet over medium-high heat, sauté bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels.

Add cheese, milk and 2 tablespoons butter to cooked pasta; salt and pepper to taste. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.

Stir in bacon and tomatoes; transfer to a greased 2-quart baking dish. In small microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Add bread crumbs and toss to coat. Sprinkle over macaroni.

Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.