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Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese with Bacon Two Ways


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  • 4 cups Easy Mac and Cheese, recipe follows
  • 8 slices country white bread, buttered
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 8 slices thick-cut smoked bacon, cooked
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch slices, optional
  • Hot sauce, such as Frank's, optional
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 ounce processed cheese, such as Velveeta
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp yellow Cheddar
  • Splash hot sauce, or pinch of cayenne
  • Freshly ground black pepper



Step 1

Evenly spread the Easy Mac and Cheese in an 8-inch square baking dish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Cut the mac and cheese into 4 equal-size squares.

Preheat a griddle over medium-low heat. Place each mac and cheese square on a slice of bread, top with 1 slice American cheese and 2 slices bacon. Top with a second piece of bread and griddle the sandwich until golden and warm, about 4 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve.

For the adults, toss the tomatoes in some hot sauce and add on top of the bacon before griddling your sandwich.


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