Sweet and Salty Mac and Cheese

Mark Boughton Photography / Styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 8 servings


5tablespoons butter
6tablespoons flour
3cups 2% reduced fat milk
2cups grated Parmesan cheese
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, cut into small pieces
1pound large pasta shells
1/2cup honey
3/4pound plus ¼ cup bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in flour and milk. Reduce heat to low, and cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes,
    stirring frequently. Add Parmesan and cream cheese. Stir until melted.
  3. Cook pasta. Pour cheese mixture over pasta and mix well. Stir in honey and ¾ lb bacon.
  4. Pour into a 2½-qt casserole dish, top with ¼ cup bacon and bake 20 minutes.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 815
  • Fat 44g
  • Cholesterol 121mg
  • Sodium 1568mg
  • Carbohydrate 73g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Protein 34g