Corn Chowder Mac n Cheese Recipe

There is a little more to this recipe than your average mac n cheese but is simply delicious:

What You Will Need:

–   salt and pepper to taste

–   1 package of penne pasta

–   2 ½ cups of corn

–   1 ½ cups of cooked back, chopped up into small ½” pieces

–   2 potato, peeled and cut up into ½” pieces

–   ½ Tbsp of Italian seasoning

–   2 chopped stalks of celery

–   1 finely chopped onion

–   1 chopped red pepper

–   4 chopped cloves of garlic

–   ¾ cup of milk

–   1 Tbsp of thyme

–   3 Tbsp of butter

–   2 Tbsp of flour

–   1 ½ tsp of nutmeg

–   1 tsp of dry mustard

–   ½ tsp of cayenne pepper

–   1 ½ cups of cheddar cheese

–   1 cup of grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese (I’ve also used parmesan cheese)

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Cook pasta as indicated on package. 

2.   In a saucepan, cook the bacon until crisp and place the bacon aside.

3.   While using the drippings from the bacon, add the corn, potato and Italian seasoning and cook for 5 minutes, while continuing to stir.  

4.   Next, add the celery, red pepper, onion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes.

5.   In another sauce pan, melt the butter.  Slowly whisk in the flour, milk, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg, salt and pepper.  Cook until the sauce coats a spoon thickly; lower the heat to low.  Stir in the parmigiano-reggiano.  Depending on which cheese you choose, you may need to add more milk.

6.   Now, add the corn-potato mixture and the white sauce to the pasta in the pot and stir together.

7.   Transfer everything to a casserole or serving dish, top with the cheddar and bacon and broil until brown and bubbly which will probably take 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

 

About Dino
There are many things that I love to do. One of those things is crafts! If I could find a job that involved crafts and being able to pay the bills, I'd be all over it! I've also found a great love for cooking and baking in the past few years. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to be able to fully get into cooking and baking to the degree that I would like to. I've also found myself making a HUGE effort to save my family money. I'm still a beginner but I'm surprised at how many different ways I've found to save money, including starting to use coupons! I hope you enjoy all that I'm about to share.

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