Heavenly Mac & Cheese Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Sep 07, 2018 | PUBLISHED: Jul 03, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner
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!