Four Cheese with Bacon Mac

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This four cheese with bacon mac post is possible thanks to Safeway!
This delicious Four Cheese with Bacon Mac is easy to make with your favorite #LucerneDairy cheeses from Safeway! It' so rich and delicious your guest will be begging you for the recipe! Sponsored.
I’m no stranger to shopping at Safeway. It was our family grocery store growing up, and now I live down the street from one. When my kids are with me when I’m grocery shopping, we make a pit stop in the bakery for a cookie before I head back to the other side of the store to the dairy department to start my grocery shopping.

Safeway understands that many dairy items – such as milk, butter and cheese – are staples in families’ diets and need to be purchased regularly. Lucerne is the only brand that covers every major dairy category with a wide variety of products. This holiday, you can even treat yourself to the limited edition Cranberry Orange Cream Cheese, Peppermint Whipped Topping, and Pumpkin Pecan Creamer!

For 110 years, families have trusted the simple goodness of Lucerne as a wholesome, healthy and nutritious dairy brand they can exclusively find at their local Safeway stores. While Lucerne packaging has been given a makeover, shoppers can remain confident that they will continue to get the same high quality dairy products at a great value that they have come to know and love.

I was inspired by some of my favorite Lucerne products to make a special Bacon Mac dish, it’s perfect timing for the holidays as a dinner with a salad, or as a side dish if you’re headed to a potluck or entertaining for a crowd.

It’s delightfully rich and bacony. Check out the recipe and then check out the giveaway below. All of the dairy products used in the Four Cheese with Bacon Mac are Lucerne products from Safeway.

Yummy Bacon Mac! #LucerneDairy Sponsored

Four Cheese with Bacon Mac

Ingredients
1 box (1 pound) bowtie pasta
8 slices bacon, chopped
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar-jack cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
8 slices American cheese
1/4 cup bread crumbs

Directions
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a largish broiler-safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Cook bowtie pasta for 8 minutes in salted boiling water, then drain an set aside.

3. Cook bacon in your oven for about 10-15 minutes until crisp, carefully turning halfway through. Transfer to paper towels.

4. Carefully pour off drippings into a large pasta pot.  Add butter. Whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in milk to form a roux. Add salt and pepper “to taste” Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer about 2 minutes.

5. In large bowl, toss together shredded cheddar, cheddar-jack and mozzarella.

6. Remove roux from heat; whisk in American cheese and 1-1/4 cups of the cheddar mixture. Toss bacon pieces with remaining shredded cheese.

7. In pasta pot, combine cooked pasta and cheese sauce. Pour half into prepared dish. Layer about half the bacon-cheese mixture then the remaining pasta. Top with the bacon-cheese mixture and some bread crumbs.

8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil for 3 minutes, until top is lightly browned.

9. Cool slightly before serving.

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Four Cheese with Bacon Mac
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Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • 1 box (1 pound) bowtie pasta
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar-jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a largish broiler-safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cook bowtie pasta for 8 minutes in salted boiling water, then drain an set aside.
  3. Cook bacon in your oven for about 10-15 minutes until crisp, carefully turning halfway through. Transfer to paper towels.
  4. Carefully pour off drippings into a large pasta pot. Add butter. Whisk in flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in milk to form a roux. Add salt and pepper "to taste" Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer about 2 minutes.
  5. In large bowl, toss together shredded cheddar, cheddar-jack and mozzarella.
  6. Remove roux from heat; whisk in American cheese and 1-1/4 cups of the cheddar mixture. Toss bacon pieces with remaining shredded cheese.
  7. In pasta pot, combine cooked pasta and cheese sauce. Pour half into prepared dish. Layer about half the bacon-cheese mixture then the remaining pasta. Top with the bacon-cheese mixture and some bread crumbs.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil for 3 minutes, until top is lightly browned.
  9. Cool slightly before serving.

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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

Comments

  1. Love Lucerne cream cheese to make cheesecake.

  2. I love the Lucerne butter the most, I use it the most to bake with. Like my favorite is to make my frosted sugar cookies.

  3. i used the lucerne cream cheese on the morning bagels and in scrambled eggs

  4. I like to use Lucerne butter in my chocolate chip cookies!

  5. I love Lucerne butter in my pancakes and ON my pankcakes. its the perfect combination with a lot of delicious syrup. yummmmmmmmmmmm…..

  6. Carol Ezovski says:

    I would make a cheese ball with the Lucerne cheeses and cream cheese

  7. Nancy Loring says:

    I love buying the variety bread especially when there’s a sale because I make pumpkin bread pudding.I like to put different types of bread in my bread pudding. Maple Syrup is also a favorite in our house.

  8. Ellie Wright says:

    We used Lucerne butter to make rum cakes for Christmas. It’s become tradition for my husband and I to make them for friends and family.

  9. I love to use the Lucerne Cream Cheese and the Lucerne Salted Caramel Creamer to make Lucerne No-Bake Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites. It’s the est recipe Ever! I found it on the Safeway website. It is easy to make and so delicious! Your Four Cheese with Bacon Mac sounds so good. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks!

  10. David Holder says:

    The Lucerne butter to make sugar cookies.

  11. Tracy Robertson says:

    I use Lucerne everything! It really is a good brand. One of my favorites is their Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I used it for crackers and cheese plates over the holidays.

  12. I had to pin this to my Man Food board because this is so perfect for my husband and son. We don’t have a Safeway here and never heard of Lucerne dairy but I will try this with our local products. I am sure it will be fabulous!

  13. Yum! This sounds so good! I just followed you on Pinterest:)

  14. I just love me some good ole Mac N Cheese. Found your recipe at the Two Cup Tuesday Link Party. I am the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe.

    Lori

  15. Mmmm, this looks delicious, Kerri! My guys love mac and cheese; in fact, we’re making homemade mac and cheese for dinner tonight. Ultimate comfort food, and I love the addition of bacon. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

  16. Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend – being featured tonight!

  17. My son would love this–he’s into anything bacon and pasta has been one of his favorite foods since he was little. Thank you for sharing with See Ya in the Gumbo.

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