Queen of Mac

bacon brussels mac & cheese

Have you ever made homemade mac and cheese?

If you haven’t, and your mac is usually made from powder and pasta from a box, I’ve got so much to teach you!

Just call me the queen of mac.

First of all, you can totally do this! Making mac and cheese is really easy. It’s as simple as cooking the pasta, making a roux with butter and flour, adding in some milk then shredded cheese, and finally combining and baking.

I guarantee your homemade mac will kick that box stuff in the butt. Trust me.

If you really want to blow this mac and cheese thing out of the water, you’ll want to try this Bacon Brussels Mac & Cheese.

bacon brussels mac & cheese

It combines some amazing flavors: savory bacon, earthy brussels, creamy cheeses (fontina, cheddar and Parmesan) and frilly, ready to catch all the goeey cheese pasta (campanelle is one of my faves).

The little bit of extra work you do sauteing and mixing in the beginning of this recipe will totally pay off in the end, when you have a steaming bowl full of comforting, savory mac and cheese made by you!

Try these other mac & cheese recipes, too:

bacon-brussels-mac-and-cheese recipe

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Recipe Note: If you don’t have half and half on hand or want to cut down on the calories, just use an extra 1/2 cup of whole milk instead.