Pepperjack Bacon Mac & Cheese

I found this recipe on the Tasty Kitchen website.  We made this for lunch today and we will make it again.  We did make some changes to some ingredients and how this is cooked.  {print recipe}

Pepperjack bacon mac & cheese

1 pound elbow macaroni

3 Tablespoons butter

3 Tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 1/2 cups milk

8 ounces pepperjack cheese grated

1/2 teaspoon salt

8 strips bacon, diced and cooked

8 – 10 saltine crackers, crumbled

Cook your macaroni according to directions.  Drain the cooked pasta.  In the same pot, melt your butter.  Stir in the flour, mustard, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.  Slowly pour in the milk while stirring constantly.  Bring to a boil and then continue to cook until it is thickened (about 5 minutes). 

Remove the sauce from heat and add the bacon, salt, and cheese to the sauce.  Mix the sauce together with the noodles and place in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan.  Top with some crushed saltines and bake at 350º for 30 minutes or so.

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