Sunday, March 7, 2010

Suggestion Saturday - DENISE'S "Loaded Mac & Cheese"

Suggestion Saturday reveal:

The winning suggestion from Jen - bacon, onion and macaroni noodles

( I forgot to take the ingredient shot before cooking the bacon up, whoops. 
I had such a problem snacking on the little bacon niblets... tastey!  
Next time I will have to fry up two pounds to compensate for such snacking)

My added ingredients to make the dish MINE, butter, half and half, bread crumbs, spinach, nutmeg, gruyere cheese, extra sharp white cheddar, parmesan cheese

I cooked up the bacon unitl crispy, removed it from the pan to drain on paper towels.  In about 2 Tbs of the rest of the bacon fat I melted butter to satue the onion until translucent.  I then added the half and half until bubbly seasoned it well with salt, pepper and freshly ground nutmeg.  Next, I added the shredded cheddar and gruyere cheeses until melted (smelled so yummy).  Meanwhile, I  boiled my noodles til aldente, strained them and put them back into the stock pot for mixing purposes.  To the noodles, I added the bacon and two handfuls of fresh spinach.  Once my cheese sauce was complete I poured it over my noodle, bacon, spinach mix.  I stirred until combined and then poured it into my greased baking dish. 
Then sprinkled the bread crumbs and  parmesan cheese over top.  (pictures below on left)

Here is a HUGE hit in my family, including my Mom and brother whom are visiting for the weekend.

Denise's Loaded Mac & Cheese

Oh, next time I make this, which I will, I will add atleast another handful of the spinach, just wasn't enough for me.  :) 

ENJOY, now go start cooking...

Don't forget to check out KATRINA's take, you know it will be good.

1 comment:

  1. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET TO EAT THIS! IT was the BEST cheesy mac I have ever had! I LOVED IT! Thanks Sissy for making it! Love you! Jen :-)