Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese with Bacon Two Ways

Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese with Bacon Two Ways

Photo by Shelle T.


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 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 ¼-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

  • cups shredded sharp yellow Cheddar

  • Splash hot sauce, or pinch of cayenne

  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

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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