Ultimate Comfort Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese

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Ingredients
 10 oz cavatappi pasta or elbow macaroni
 ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter
 2 tbsp minced onion (I use purple onion)
 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
 3 cups whole milk
 8 oz extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups), divided
 4 oz Swiss cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  cup shredded Parmesan, Asiago and Romano cheese blend
 6 slices bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp
Directions
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

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

3

In a large saucepan, melt butter; add onion when butter is slightly browned.

4

Stir in flour until smooth; add the milk all at once.

5

Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until slightly thickened.

6

Remove from heat.

7

Add 1 cup Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, Velveeta shreds and Parmesan blend; mix well.

8

In a large bowl, combine pasta and the cheese sauce.

9

Turn into a buttered 2-quart shallow baking dish.

10

Top with bacon and remaining Cheddar cheese.

11

Bake 20 minutes or until slightly bubbly.

12

Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 10 oz cavatappi pasta or elbow macaroni
 ¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter
 2 tbsp minced onion (I use purple onion)
 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
 3 cups whole milk
 8 oz extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups), divided
 4 oz Swiss cheese, shredded (1 cup)
  cup shredded Parmesan, Asiago and Romano cheese blend
 6 slices bacon, chopped and cooked until crisp

Directions

Directions
1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

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

3

In a large saucepan, melt butter; add onion when butter is slightly browned.

4

Stir in flour until smooth; add the milk all at once.

5

Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until slightly thickened.

6

Remove from heat.

7

Add 1 cup Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, Velveeta shreds and Parmesan blend; mix well.

8

In a large bowl, combine pasta and the cheese sauce.

9

Turn into a buttered 2-quart shallow baking dish.

10

Top with bacon and remaining Cheddar cheese.

11

Bake 20 minutes or until slightly bubbly.

12

Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Ultimate Comfort Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese