Adult Mac n' Cheese
Mac ‘n Cheese is all grown up in this deliciously rich cheddar-cheesy dish made with small pasta shells, bacon, frozen peas and heavy cream. Top with chopped green scallions as a garnish.
Pioneer® Cheddar Cheese Sauce Mix (94358),
Pasta shells (small), cooked and drained
Bacon, cooked and chopped
Frozen peas, thawed
Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
Scallions, green parts only, chopped for garnish
Preheat convection oven to 350°F.
Pioneer® Cheddar Cheese Sauce Mix
according to package instructions. Reserve 2 quarts of the sauce for another use and set aside remaining 2 quarts.
Cook the pasta shells according to package instructions in well-salted water. Once the shells are al dente, drain them well and toss with the thawed peas in a large mixing bowl
While the pasta is cooking, crisp the bacon in a large sauté pan or in a 350°F convection oven. Roughly chop the bacon when cooled.
Pour the reserved 2 quarts of cheese sauce over the pasta and peas, add the cooked bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. Toss well, making sure the cheese melts.
Finish the pasta dish with the heavy cream, mixing well, and season with salt to taste. Garnish the pasta with the green scallion tops and serve.
Pioneer® Cheese Sauce Mix (94335)
Morrison's® Green Label Cheddar Cheese Sauce Mix (07269)
For a spicy alternative, substitute
Pioneer® Nacho Cheese Sauce Mix (94331)
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