This recipe for creamy macaroni and cheese with bacon is brought to you by MIRACLE WHIP but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
It’s officially Fall, and for me (among other things) that means lots of comfort foods to eat and plenty of get-togethers with family and friends. October through December are home to some of the best food traditions – don’t you agree? From comforting soups to delicious baked goods, I love the food of Fall.
Did you know that MIRACLE WHIP isn’t just good for dips and sandwiches? This Fall, discover how the one-of-a-kind bold, tangy flavor of MIRACLE WHIP can take your fall favorites to a whole new level. Whether you’re treating your friends to some of the baked goodness of the Fall harvest or hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the family, MIRACLE WHIP takes your appetizer, entree and dessert recipes to the next level of awesome.
Be proud to entertain your family and friends this season by starting to plan out a menu now (“test” tasting my baked creations is one of my favorite things! Bake now and pick your favorites so you know exactly what you’re doing for your next big get-together).
TIP: Take entertaining up a notch…without even trying. Before your holiday gathering, print out a few menus and use them as part of your table settings so your guests know what’s for dinner. Or get prepped early by setting the dinner table the night before. Then, you can hit snooze one more time on party day.
Some delicious Fall entertaining recipes with MIRACLE WHIP
- Heavenly Chocolate Cake
- Curry-Roasted Cauliflower
- Curried Chicken Appetizer Bites
- Easy Banana Bread
- Creamy Homemade Mac N Cheese with Bacon
- Mediterranean Pizza
- Bacon Cheddar Onion Dip
TIP: Don’t be bland with your leftover chicken: you can use last night’s family dinner for tomorrow’s holiday celebration with friends. Cooked chicken and some MIRACLE WHIP are main ingredients in the Curried Chicken Appetizer Bites, an awesome and easy party favorite.
I decided to try the sweet and tangy taste of MIRACLE WHIP in macaroni and cheese. My whole family loves homemade mac ‘n cheese, and this recipe was creamy and delicious – and easy – with a unique twist on the simple favorite.
CREAMY HOMEMADE MACARONI & CHEESE WITH BACON
PREP TIME: 25 min
MAKES: 10 servings, 1 cup each
WHAT YOU NEED
1 pkg. (16 oz.) elbow macaroni, uncooked
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1 onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. flour
3 cups milk
½ cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
¼ cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
2 tsp. Sriracha sauce (hot chili sauce)
8 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked, crumbled
1. COOK macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt.
2. MELT butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir 2 min. or until golden brown. Stir in flour; cook 2 min., stirring constantly. Whisk in milk, then dressing. Bring just to simmer, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until thickened. Add cheeses and Sriracha sauce; cook and stir 2 min. or until shredded cheese is melted.
3. DRAIN macaroni. Add to sauce with bacon; mix lightly.
SUBSTITUTE: Prepare using MIRACLE WHIP Light Dressing.
SPECIAL EXTRA: Stir in 3 cups fresh spinach before serving.
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