An amazing new macaroni and cheese recipe with ground beef and bacon, drowned in a homemade Gouda cheese sauce…yes, please!
I’ve used in this amazing homemade cheese sauce and the flavor is outta this world…
How to Make Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
If you’ve never made a homemade cheese sauce, here’s what that looks like:
Melt the butter in a large skillet.
Whisk in some flour until a paste forms.
Whisk in some milk.
Then stir in cream cheese, until it melts into the sauce.
Then add a little more milk and the Gouda cheese, until the sauce is to your preferences.
(I prefer sauce on the thinner side, as it will loose a little more liquid when it bakes in the oven.
Then add the cooked bacon and ground beef.
Then dump over the pasta and bake for a bit.
Then try not to lick your plate clean.
It’s okay if you do, because I did. 😉
Now for this lick-your-plate-clean homemade mac n cheese recipe…
Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with Beef and Bacon
- 12 oz. small shell pasta noodles
- 1 lb. ground beef browned
- 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 2 1/2 -3 cups milk depending on how creamy you want the sauce
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- 1 cup shredded Gouda cheese
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- bread crumbs for topping
- about 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese for topping
- Side dish: fresh fruit or veggies
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Cook the pasta noodles as directed.
- Brown the ground beef and cook the bacon and then crumble it.
- In a large skillet make the homemade cheese sauce. Melt the Country Crock spread and then whisk in the flour until a paste forms. Quickly whisk in the milk and then the cream cheese. Swirl the sauce and cream cheese around until it melts into the sauce. Sauce will thicken as it heats. Stir in the shredded Gouda cheese and then add the garlic powder and onion powder. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Stir the ground beef and bacon into the sauce.
- Add the pasta to a 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour the cheese sauce over the top and gently mix it in. Sprinkle some bread crumbs on top and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Optional, add shredded cheddar cheese over the top before serving.
- Serve Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with Beef and Bacon and side of fresh fruit or veggies.
I would use Country Crock to make grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches.
I would love to try the recipe above !! so yummy looking
Im a terrible cook so I would give this to my sister who loves creating new dishes
I would love to try your recipe
I would make buttery biscuits
Julie Wood says
I want to use Country Crock in my delicious Apple Crisp!
I would love to use country crock in my homemade mac and cheese recipe.
Amanda B. says
I’d use Country Crock in my mashed potatoes.
Gouda cheese and bacon! mmm
On homemade rolls
Jessica To says
I would like to use Country Crock in my cheesy ranch potatoes dish.
steve weber says
I would use country crock when I make cornbread.
shelly peterson says
I would like to use Country Crock in my ham and cheesy potato casserole.
I would use this in my pot roast recipe
Sarah Hall says
I would use Country Crock when I make my mac and cheese casserole.
It would be interesting to try it with a mac and cheese recipe!
Tracie Cooper says
I would love to use it in my squash casserole!
Dawn Monroe says
I use Country Crock in our Mac and cheese, pancakes and pineapple upside down cake.
We eat home fries regularly in our house, and I would like to substitute country crock for vegetable oil.
Nataly Carbonell says
I’d make pancakes and try this yummy macaroni recipe of course!
I would use it to make some grilled cheese sandwiches and mac and cheese
Tabathia B says
I like using in homemade mash potatoes
Thomas Murphy says
I would use it on mashed potatoes.
I would use it on baked potatoes
Your recipe would be great!
Amanda Sakovitz says
Id use this in mac and cheese
I would use it in my veggie bake recipe
Stefanie Gladden says
I’d love to use country crock in the Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe – http://www.countrycrock.com/recipes/detail/44227/2/easy-red-velvet-cupcakes
I would like to use Country Crock in garlic bread.
Karla R. says
I would like to try the Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with Beef and Bacon.
aaron reck says
Homemade Macaroni & Cheese with Beef and Bacon sounds so good. I’m just drooling over this recipe. I have lost a couple pounds lately need to eat some more and this would help. Thanks so mcuh!
Ashley Rosato says
I would love to try the country crock.
Bonita McWhorter says
I can’t wait to try this!! Thank you for the idea!! Sounds so yummy!!
beth minton says
This looks so yummy
Great recipes. Thanks for a great blog.
Tee A says
Homemade macaroni and cheese!!
jimmy joslin says
Mary V says
I would use Country Crock on my twice baked potatoes
Baked potatoes for sure
Janice Cooper says
I would make homemade pancakes
Melanie Montgomery says
I would use I for my butter chicken.
We only buy country crock and I love it in my mashed potatoes and nothing beats a piece of hot buttered corn bread
Lisa Coomer Queen says
I use it make my creamed potatoes. Thanks!
Emily Smith says
I would use Country Crock for my delicious homemade macaroni and cheese with the crunchy top.
Lee McKeon says
I would love to try the pasta recipes you are sharing!
I would like to use it in a mac and cheese recipe.
Suzanne Collier says
I would definitely make the mac ‘n cheese recipe. Filling out my shopping list now!
Thanks for another yummy dinner option!
I would definitely try this Mac and cheese recipe! It sounds amazing!
My family loves fluffy scrambled eggs with fresh herbs for a quick dinner. I’d use it in that!
I used all ingredients and made this tonight for dinner! Thanks! 🙂
Bridgett Wilbur says
I would use it to make garlic bread ..so yummy.
Amanda Whitley says
i would love to try this recipe!