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Smokehouse Bacon Mac ‘N Cheese Cornbread Skillet

Smokehouse Bacon Mac and Cheese Cornbread Skillet


  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 8 servings 1x

Description

Get ready for a smokey bacon mac and cheese cornbread


Ingredients

Scale

8 slices applewood smoked bacon, diced

1 ¾ cups (6 oz) elbow macaroni, cooked

1 cup shredded smoked gouda or cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese

4 ounces cream cheese, cubed

¼ cup chopped green onions, plus additional for garnish

6 eggs, divided

3 cups milk, divided

1 teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 (7 oz) package Martha White Sweet Yellow Cornbread & Muffin Mix

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

fresh herbs for garnish

 

 


Instructions

  1. Heat oven 400F.
  2. Cook bacon in a 10-inch Lodge cast iron skillet until crisp. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate; set aside.
  3. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from skillet.
  4. On medium heat, add cooked macaroni, smoked cheese, pepperjack cheese and cream cheese, stirring, until cheese begins to melt.
  5. Beat 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper; pour into skillet. Add green onions.
  6. Cook, stirring, macaroni mixture for 3 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is well blended. Turn off heat.
  7. Spread macaroni evenly over bottom of skillet.
  8. Reserve ¼ cup of bacon. Sprinkle remaining bacon evenly over macaroni.
  9. In a blender, combine remaining 4 eggs, 2 cups of milk, ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper, cornbread mix and smoked paprika; blend until mixture is smooth and well mixed. Immediately pour over macaroni in skillet.
  10. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
  11. Garnish with remaining bacon, green onions and fresh herbs. Serve from skillet. 
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stove top/bake

Keywords: skillet, macaroni, comfort food, smoked paprika, cheese, bacon