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Sun Dried Tomato Macaroni & Cheese with Bacon


  • 1 lb. 16 oz Macaroni pasta
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 C. milk
  • 1 tsp. pepper more if needed
  • 16 oz. white cheddar cheese grated
  • 8.5 oz. jar of Sun Dried Tomatoes a little less or a little more won't matter much
  • 12 strips of bacon cooked and chopped


  1. 1. Heat a large pot of water, once it reaches a boil add pasta. Don't stir too much! Cook until al dente (still have a little 'bite") and drain out the water.
  2. 2. While pasta is cooking, in a large sauce pan melt butter.
  3. 3. Add flour and whisk to make a paste.
  4. 4. Add milk and pepper and whisk to remove any lumps. Let cook for 2 minutes to remove the flour-y taste.
  5. 5. Add grated cheese and stir until smooth.
  6. 6. Add sun dried tomatoes (drain off most of the olive oil but don't rinse them) and chopped bacon.
  7. 7. Pour the sauce over your cooked macaroni and top with extra bacon crumbles!
  8. NOTES: Some times cooking can be tricky because the order of things. Here is the order in which I prepared everything...
  9. 1. Put my large pot of water for pasta on heat.
  10. 2. Cooked bacon and chopped it.
  11. 3. Grated cheese
  12. 4. Put my pasta in the now bubbling water.
  13. 5. Started my sauce while watching my pasta!