Sweet and Salty Mac and Cheese

Honey gives this decadent bacon mac and cheese a shot of contrasting sweetness.

Serves: 8 Save

Ingredients (8)

  • 5 tablespoon butter
  • 6 tablespoon flour
  • 3 cup 2% reduced fat milk
  • 2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1 pound large pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3/4 pound plus ¼ cup bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in flour and milk. Reduce heat to low, and cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add Parmesan and cream cheese. Stir until melted.
  3. Cook pasta. Pour cheese mixture over pasta and mix well. Stir in honey and ¾ lb bacon.
  4. Pour into a 2½-qt casserole dish, top with ¼ cup bacon and bake 20 minutes.

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