*bacon infused cream and chopped in the mac ‘n cheese and chopped bacon for garnish By: Cristen www.foodandswine.com
Notes on Cheese: Pre-shredded cheeses have additional stabilizers in them to ‘hold their shape’. For this dish, I recommend blocks of cheese that you grate yourself. They don’t have to be expensive! Also, use pepperjack instead of monterrey jack for an extra kick! Notes on Making Ahead: You can certainly make this dish ahead of time and reheat it. If you like a crisp top on your mac ‘n cheese, make this recipe and put it in a 9x13 pan. Refrigerate until you’re ready to bake or bake right away in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes if warm, and 30 minutes if previously refrigerated.