Patrick Cudahy

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Bacon and Ham Mac and Cheese

Bacon and Ham Mac and Cheese

Prep Time

35 mins

Total Time

60 mins




  • 8 Tbsp. butter (melted)
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 16 oz. of macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups grated sharp Wisconsin cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (reserve ? cup parmesan for topping the mac and cheese)
  • 1 cup grated smoked mozzarella
  • 2 cups of chopped, cooked Patrick Cudahy Sweet Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon
  • 8 oz. of cubed Patrick Cudahy Sweet Apple-Wood Smoked Ham


  • Begin by making a bechamel sauce. In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat butter and add flour to make a roux, cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add milk and cook over low heat until sauce thickens to a medium thickness. Add pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Turn off heat and whisk in all cheeses until melted and cover sauce until ready for the pasta.
  • Cook macaroni noodles in salted water until tender (DO NOT over cook, pasta will be baked in oven and finish with sauce and meat).
  • Drain pasta but do not rinse, pour into a large bowl, pour in cheese sauce, bacon and ham and stir together.
  • In a large baking dish big enough to hold the Mac and Cheese, spray the bottom and sides with cooking spray.
  • Pour in the Mac and Cheese mixture, top with crumbled bacon bits and Parmesan cheese and bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes 'til golden on top.