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Comforting Mac ‘n Cheese
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Thank you, Marie-Pier Lupien, for this recipe. While winter is doing its thing, assemble the ultimate winter survival kit—your coziest blanket and a hot bowl of mac ‘n cheese. It’s cheesy, creamy, and decadent, but still light enough that it won’t put you in a post-feast slump.  


Ingredients
2 cups
bite-size pasta, your choice
4–6 slices
bacon
14 cup
heavy cream
14 cup
water
2–4 tbsp
cheese spread, such as Velveeta® or Cheez Whiz®, optional
12 cup
shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese

For over 27 years, Epicure has helped busy families put dinner on the table fast. We make it easy and affordable to cook delicious family favorites in 20 minutes or less. Our products are 100% gluten- and nut-free, and sugar and sodium-conscious—but they don't taste that way! Packed with flavor, on-trend, and featuring global faves, they make cooking dinner the easiest part of your day!

Learn more about the Good Food Movement →

Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.  
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot or Multipurpose Steamer according to package directions. Before draining, reserve 2 tbsp pasta water. Drain remaining water.  
  3. Meanwhile, chop bacon into small pieces. Fry in Sauté Pan over medium-high heat until crispy, about 6 min.  
  4. Reduce heat to low. Add cream, water, and cheese spread, if using, to pan; stir until combined. Stir in seasoning and reserved pasta water, then add pasta and toss to combine. Spread out mac & cheese to cover the base of the pan. Sprinkle on shredded cheese.  
  5. Transfer pan to oven. Bake 10 min, or until cheese is melted and turning golden brown.  
Tips

Swap steamed, chopped cauliflower for pasta for a low-carb, cheesy casserole.  

Stir your favourite Epicure spices in with the Mac & Cheese Seasoning. Marie recommends 3 Onion Dip Mix, Creamy Ranch Dip Mix, and SPG Seasoning

Epicure’s Sauté Pan is oven-safe up to 400° F. If you don’t have an oven-safe pan, transfer mac & cheese to a baking dish before sprinkling on shredded cheese and placing in the oven. 

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 470, Fat 24 g (Saturated 11 g, Trans 0.2 g), Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 710 mg, Carbohydrate 45 g (Fiber 2 g, Sugars 6 g), Protein 17 g.

Comforting Mac ‘n Cheese
20 min
4 servings
$1.83/serving
What you'll need
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HomeRecipesComforting Mac ‘n Cheese
Comforting Mac ‘n Cheese
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Comforting Mac ‘n Cheese
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Ingredients
2 cups
bite-size pasta, your choice
4–6 slices
bacon
14 cup
heavy cream
14 cup
water
2–4 tbsp
cheese spread, such as Velveeta® or Cheez Whiz®, optional
12 cup
shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
20 min
4 servings
$1.83/serving

For over 27 years, Epicure has helped busy families put dinner on the table fast. We make it easy and affordable to cook delicious family favorites in 20 minutes or less. Our products are 100% gluten- and nut-free, and sugar and sodium-conscious—but they don't taste that way! Packed with flavor, on-trend, and featuring global faves, they make cooking dinner the easiest part of your day!

Learn more about the Good Food Movement →

Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.  
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot or Multipurpose Steamer according to package directions. Before draining, reserve 2 tbsp pasta water. Drain remaining water.  
  3. Meanwhile, chop bacon into small pieces. Fry in Sauté Pan over medium-high heat until crispy, about 6 min.  
  4. Reduce heat to low. Add cream, water, and cheese spread, if using, to pan; stir until combined. Stir in seasoning and reserved pasta water, then add pasta and toss to combine. Spread out mac & cheese to cover the base of the pan. Sprinkle on shredded cheese.  
  5. Transfer pan to oven. Bake 10 min, or until cheese is melted and turning golden brown.  
What you'll need
BEST SELLER
Mac & Cheese Seasoning (Pack of 3)Mac & Cheese Seasoning (Pack of 3)
Mac & Cheese Seasoning
(Pack of 3)
302 Reviews
$12.95
Sauté PanSauté Pan
Sauté Pan
53 Reviews
$110.95
SALE
Multipurpose SteamerMultipurpose Steamer
Multipurpose Steamer
68 Reviews
$58.00$46.40
BEST SELLER
SPG SeasoningSPG Seasoning
SPG Seasoning
182 Reviews
$7.50
BEST SELLER
Creamy Ranch Dip MixCreamy Ranch Dip Mix
Creamy Ranch Dip Mix
106 Reviews
$8.99
BEST SELLER
3 Onion Dip Mix3 Onion Dip Mix
3 Onion Dip Mix
512 Reviews
$8.99
Tips

Swap steamed, chopped cauliflower for pasta for a low-carb, cheesy casserole.  

Stir your favourite Epicure spices in with the Mac & Cheese Seasoning. Marie recommends 3 Onion Dip Mix, Creamy Ranch Dip Mix, and SPG Seasoning

Epicure’s Sauté Pan is oven-safe up to 400° F. If you don’t have an oven-safe pan, transfer mac & cheese to a baking dish before sprinkling on shredded cheese and placing in the oven. 

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 470, Fat 24 g (Saturated 11 g, Trans 0.2 g), Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 710 mg, Carbohydrate 45 g (Fiber 2 g, Sugars 6 g), Protein 17 g.