Macaroni and Cheese with Veggie Bacon Recipe

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Andrea Published: April 26, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Macaroni and Cheese with Veggie Bacon

This loaded macaroni and cheese dish is packed with plant-based savory bacon, two cheeses, and tender elbow pasta, for a richly cream meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 8slicesMorningstar Farms® Veggie Bacon Strips
  • 8ozdried elbow macaroni
  • 2tbspbutter,or margarine
  • 2tbspall purpose flour
  • ¼tsppepper
  • 1tspdry mustard
  • 2cupshalf and half,or milk, fat free
  • 6ozAmerican cheese
  • 1cupsharp cheddar cheese,shredded
  • 2tbspfresh parsley,chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook the Morningstar Farms® Veggie Bacon Strips according to package directions.

  2. Set 2 slices aside. Break remaining bacon strips into bite-size pieces. Set aside.

  3. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water, and drain well. Set aside.

  4. In medium saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in flour, pepper, and mustard. Stir in the half-and-half.

  5. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat.

  6. Stir in American and Cheddar cheeses until melted. Add macaroni and bacon pieces; mix well.

  7. Spoon into ungreased 8x8x 2-inch baking dish.

  8. In small bowl, crumble the reserved bacon strips. Stir in parsley. Sprinkle over the macaroni mixture.

  9. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until bubbling around edges.

  10. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  11. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

  • Calories: 476.53kcal
  • Fat: 32.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.84g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.82g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.81g
  • Fiber: 1.04g
  • Sugar: 3.73g
  • Protein: 17.63g
  • Cholesterol: 79.60mg
  • Sodium: 531.15mg
  • Calcium: 291.50mg
  • Potassium: 300.27mg
  • Iron: 0.92mg
  • Vitamin A: 133.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.83mg
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