Broccoli Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Potato Nugget Topping
Servings Per Recipe: 8 Calories: 544
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This recipe is a fine basic but be warned it is NOT at all flavourful the way it is written. Use your own spices and herbs and don't bother with the adobo. As other reviews say mix everything in a bowl before you put it in the dish BUT (a big but) wait until everything has cooled to room temp. There is nothing worse than scrambled eggs and curdled milk. Forget about the butter reserve a tablespoon of the bacon grease the way nature intended. To send this recipe to the next level double the bacon and arrange a layer of fresh whole spinach leaves on top of the macaroni then add the final cheese layer. I grated a little fresh parmesan on top after it came out of the oven. Fabulous!
Not great. Couldn't taste adobo at all even with half the amount of pasta. I substituted BBQ chicken because I didn't have bacon. Pre-cooked potatoes for about 10 minutes to make sure they were done and a little crispy. It was OK but nothing to write home about and it was definitely a lot of mess to clean up with preparation. Fortunately I could clean while the meal was cooking which was a bonus. Would work best for a side dish at a potluck instead of a main dish at home especially with the fat content.
My husband and daughter loved this. My husband said it was one of the best things I ever made and my daughter asked if I could make it everyday. I doubled the bacon because of a review I read but even then my husband said I should double that. He also said if I left out the brocoli it would be way better...I told him tough. I gave it 4 stars because it definately needed salt but besides that it was great. I also suggest using more tater tots.
Having a bad day? Needing some ultimate comfort food? This is the recipe for you. Such an amazing dish. I made it exactly as directed and broiled it for 5 minutes past the baking time to crisp up the tater tots. It turned out amazing.the only change I will make in the future is to make sure all the tater toys sit on top otherwise they don't reach their full crispy potential.
Good recipe! I cut the recipe in half and it filled a 9 x 13 pan. I didn't have tater tots so I just cut up some potatoes. I cooked the potatoes in the left over bacon grease and then added the onions and broccoli. I mixed everything in the drained pasta pot and poured it in the casserole dish. I saved some cheese and topped it off with some Italian bread crumbs to add a bit of a crust/crunch. Delish!
I was surprised by how much I really liked this since I originally decided to make it just to use up some ingredients I had on hand. I used a lot of extra broccoli a few extra tater tots and used onion powder in place of onion. I had made some extra bacon the previous day so that saved me from having to cook it for this meal I just took it out of the fridge and diced it up. To make less dirty dishes I did not cook my broccoli in the skillet but added it to the pasta while it was boiling.