Surprising Twist on Classic Mac and Cheese – Kids Love It!

If there’s one dish that brings joy to kids and adults alike, it’s the timeless classic – Mac and Cheese. But what if we told you there’s a way to elevate this beloved dish to a whole new level of deliciousness? Our Surprising Twist on Classic Mac and Cheese is guaranteed to make your taste buds dance with delight.
Imagine creamy, gooey mac and cheese combined with the satisfying crunch of herbed breadcrumbs and the savory hint of crispy bacon. This dish not only captures the essence of comfort food but also adds an exciting element that even the pickiest eaters won’t be able to resist.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the milk and 2 cups of cheddar cheese over medium heat. Stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Combine the cheese sauce with the cooked macaroni, then transfer to a baking dish.
  4. Melt the butter and mix it with the bread crumbs, dried thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sprinkle this mixture over the mac and cheese.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20 minutes or until the top is golden and crispy.
  6. Remove from the oven, top with crumbled bacon and the remaining cheddar cheese.
  7. Return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy the delightful twist on a classic!

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy mac and cheese gets a delicious upgrade with crispy bacon and herbed breadcrumbs.

Nutrition information: Calories: 420 | Fat: 24g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 20g

Imagine the smiles on your family’s faces as they take their first, irresistibly cheesy bite. This Surprising Twist on Classic Mac and Cheese is more than a dish – it’s a culinary adventure that transforms a simple recipe into a masterpiece of flavor and texture. The blend of creamy, cheesy macaroni with the savory bacon and the satisfying crunch of breadcrumbs creates a symphony of taste that appeals to all ages. From busy weeknights to cozy weekends, this dish is your ticket to a heartwarming, palate-pleasing experience that will become a household favorite. So, gather your ingredients and let’s embark on a journey of taste, one forkful at a time!