Bacon & Roasted Garlic Mac & Cheese

5 m
Prep Time
20 m
Cook Time

Servings: 4


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 6 slices thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon McCormick® Pure Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups shredded mac & cheese blend or shredded chedder cheese
  • 3 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Gourmet Garden™ Roasted Garlic Stir-In Paste, Stir-In Paste


(per Serving)

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  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package for al dente pasta. Rinse under cold water; drain well. Set aside.
  • 2 Cook bacon in same large saucepan on medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon with slotted spoon to paper-towel lined plate. Set aside.
  • 3 Remove all but 2 tablespoons bacon drippings from skillet. Sprinkle with flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir 1 minute on medium heat or until well blended. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook 3 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Stir in Gourmet Garden Roasted Garlic Stir-In Paste and bacon. Remove from heat. Add cooked macaroni; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.