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The Foodfella's Best Mac and Cheese

An easy, healthy and homemade way to make the ultimate comfort food.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Chef Christopher


  • 3 cups Pasta
  • 3 tbs Butter
  • 3 tbs Flour
  • 2 cups 2% Milk or 10% Cream
  • 8 slices Bacon or 1 lbs Ground Beef
  • 3 sliced Jalapenos for the bacon version
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to season beef
  • 1 tbs Butter or Olive Oil for cooking beef


  1. Boil pasta in lightly salted water. Remove from heat when done, drain and set aside. (Do NOT rinse)
  2. Cook meat, either bacon or beef if you are making the meat version. Set aside once cooked.
  3. In a saucepot, melt butter and slowly whisk in flour to get 'paste-like' consistency'.
  4. Slowly add milk or cream then add shredded cheese and continue to whisk until there are no lumps and it has become cheese sauce.
  5. Add drained pasta to cheese sauce and mix well.
  6. For the beef add the meat now or for the bacon version, add beacon and jalapenos.
  7. Mix well then bake in oven in a baking dish, covered at 350F for 15 minutes. Let stand once baked for 5 minutes