Dairy Farmers of Canada

Bacon and Brie Mac & Cheese

Decadence abounds with this comforting mac and cheese elevated by sophisticated Canadian Brie and savoury bacon.

By Bryce & Natalie , Dairy Farmers, British Columbia
  • Prep: 20 minutes
  • Cooking: 20 minutes
  • Total: 40 minutes
Yields 4 to 6
Bacon and Brie Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Canadian butter
  • 2 cups (500 mL) macaroni pasta
  • 1 ½ lbs (750 g) Canadian Brie cheese
  • 4 cups (1 L) whole Canadian milk
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) onion powder
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded Canadian mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 jalapeños peppers, seeded and diced
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) black pepper
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) cornstarch
  • 1 lb (500 g) bacon, chopped and cooked, divided
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
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Preparation

Preheat oven at 350°F (180 °C). Grease large cast-iron pan or casserole dish with butter.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

Trim and discard rind from Canadian Brie.

In large heavy-bottomed saucepan set over medium heat, warm milk until hot. Whisk in onion powder, garlic powder, Brie, Cheddar and 1 cup (250 mL) mozzarella until fully incorporated. Stir in jalapeños, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

In small bowl, stir together cornstarch and 2 tbsp (30 mL) water. Whisk into cheese mixture.

Reserve 1/4 cup (60 mL) bacon for garnish. Stir remaining bacon into cheese mixture. Add macaroni and stir to coat. Transfer to prepared cast-iron pan. Top with remaining mozzarella.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Let stand for 5 to 19 minutes.

Garnish with reserved bacon and parsley, and enjoy!

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