Heavenly Mac & Cheese Recipe

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  • I have made mac & cheese a million times, in an array of different ways. Unfortunately, some of my favorites are too time consuming for everyday. Still, I long for a homemade mac & cheese that will please the whole family. Chris, who wants a little something extra in it like lobster, scallops or bacon and Adalyn who thinks it should just come straight from a box. After working with several recipes and tweaking them to perfection, we’re all happy! Bacon for Chris, creamy for Adalyn and easy for me!
    Part 1:
    1 lb cavatappi
    2 cups freshly shredded white cheddar cheese
    4 Tbsp butter, melted
    1 5.2 ounce Boursin Garlic & Herb cheese
    1 tsp onion flakes
    2 Tbsp real bacon bits/pieces {from the salad aisle}
    Part 2 {for those who love it baked with a crispy top!}:
    2 Tbsp butter, softened
    Crushed crackers
    2 eggs
    1/2 c milk
    1/4 c sour cream
    1/4 tsp salt
    If proceeding to part 2, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Prepare noodles and strain. Stir in cheese, butter and garlic & herb cheese while hot. Mix well. Add onion and bacon. If you love a creamy mac & cheese, go ahead and stop here. You won’t be disappointed. In fact, I couldn’t stop sampling! If you prefer yours baked, keep going. Either way, you’re going to have a smile on your face!
    Mix eggs, milk, sour cream and salt. Stir into mac and cheese mixture. Pour into oven proof bowls. In a small mixing bowl, combine butter and crackers. Sprinkle on top. Bake 20 minutes.

    I hope you enjoy this as much as our family!

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