Smokey BLT Mac ‘n Cheese

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Toasted sandwich with tomato on a white plate
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Toasted sandwich with tomato on a white plate
Ingredients
 12 oz campanelle pasta or bowtie macaroni
 1 cup bread flour
 Seasoning: onion salt, garlic salt, pepper
 4 oz smoked Gouda cheese, shredded (1 cup)
 2 oz baby Swiss cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
 4 cups fresh bread crumbs (about 8 slices bread)
 2 oz grated Romano cheese (1/2 cup)
 ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
 2 cloves garlic, shaved or chopped
 3 heirloom tomatoes, diced
 3 oz baby arugula
 12 slices pepper bacon, cooked until crisp and coarsely crumbled
 3 cups whole milk
Directions
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Cook pasta according to package directions in boiling salted water until al dente.

3

Immerse in ice water; drain.

4

In a large bowl, combine pasta, flour and seasoning; toss lightly.

5

Add Gouda and Swiss cheeses.

6

In a medium bowl, stir together bread crumbs, Romano cheese, butter, garlic and additional seasoning.

7

Sprinkle half the crumb mixture into a greased 9x9-inch baking dish.

8

Top with half the pasta mixture, the tomatoes, arugula, bacon, remaining pasta and remaining crumb mixture.

9

Add milk until pasta is covered.

10

Cover; bake 40 minutes.

11

Uncover and bake 8 to 10 minutes to brown crumbs.

12

Let stand 15 minutes.

13

Cut into squares to serve.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 12 oz campanelle pasta or bowtie macaroni
 1 cup bread flour
 Seasoning: onion salt, garlic salt, pepper
 4 oz smoked Gouda cheese, shredded (1 cup)
 2 oz baby Swiss cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
 4 cups fresh bread crumbs (about 8 slices bread)
 2 oz grated Romano cheese (1/2 cup)
 ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
 2 cloves garlic, shaved or chopped
 3 heirloom tomatoes, diced
 3 oz baby arugula
 12 slices pepper bacon, cooked until crisp and coarsely crumbled
 3 cups whole milk

Directions

Directions
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Cook pasta according to package directions in boiling salted water until al dente.

3

Immerse in ice water; drain.

4

In a large bowl, combine pasta, flour and seasoning; toss lightly.

5

Add Gouda and Swiss cheeses.

6

In a medium bowl, stir together bread crumbs, Romano cheese, butter, garlic and additional seasoning.

7

Sprinkle half the crumb mixture into a greased 9x9-inch baking dish.

8

Top with half the pasta mixture, the tomatoes, arugula, bacon, remaining pasta and remaining crumb mixture.

9

Add milk until pasta is covered.

10

Cover; bake 40 minutes.

11

Uncover and bake 8 to 10 minutes to brown crumbs.

12

Let stand 15 minutes.

13

Cut into squares to serve.

Smokey BLT Mac ‘n Cheese