Bacon-n-Swiss Mac-n-Cheese

Every kid’s favorite is made better with the smoky taste of Farmland bacon.





Makes 6 servings


1/2 lb. penne pasta
1/4 cup butter, divided
1/4 cup flour
2 cups whole milk
2 cups (8 oz.) Swiss cheese, shredded
1 cup (4 oz.) sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup asiago cheese, shredded
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs


  1. Heat oven to 350oF. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in large stock pot over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour; cook 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in Swiss and Cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg and about 3/4 of the bacon. Mix until cheeses are melted and well combined. Pour into greased 9x9x2-inch baking dish.
  4. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Combine with asiago cheese, bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 bacon; mix well. Sprinkle over surface of casserole.
  5. Bake at 350oF. for 20 minutes until surface is browned and bubbly.

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