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Pepper Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe from the Farm Fresh Marketplace at Disney’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Pepper Bacon Mac and Cheese - Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
For pepper bacon macaroni:
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Cook pepper bacon until crisp. Chop and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of grease.
Heat grease in a medium-skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes.
Add onion, green pepper, red pepper and jalapeño. Sauté for 3-5 minutes, until vegetables are warm, but still crisp. Set aside.
For cheese sauce:
Heat cream in large saucepan over medium heat. When it begins to simmer, slowly stir in all of cheese, mixing well to melt cheese.
To assemble and serve:
Combine cooked pasta, vegetables and cheese sauce in a large bowl.
Pour into a 9- x 13-inch baking dish and top with breadcrumbs. Bake 15 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden brown.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions and bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.