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Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese will always be one of our most beloved comfort foods and we are bringing you a new way to experience its rich, cheesy goodness. This Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Mac and Cheese dish — stuffed with bacon, green onions, cheddar cheese, and macaroni pasta — will add a new flavorful spice, while still bringing back those childhood memories. Topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, this recipe is a satisfying balance of soft and crunchy textures that will leave you wanting more.

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Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Mac and Cheese

Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for boiling water
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni pasta, cooked
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
  • 1 cup Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, crushed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Bring 3 quarts of salted water to a boil in a stockpot. Cook macaroni pasta for 6-8 minutes, or until al dente. Remove from heat, drain pasta, and set aside.
  3. In a large sauté pan, cook bacon until crispy and all of the fat has been rendered. Remove bacon from pan and place on paper towel-lined plates to drain. Once cool, crumble. Remove about half of the rendered fat from the pan.
  4. Whisk in flour and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until the flour and fat are combined. Whisk in milk and bring the mixture to a simmer. Add in cheese, salt, pepper, and green onions. Continue cooking until cheese has melted. Add crumbled bacon and macaroni. Mix to coat. 

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  5. Crush Cheetos in bag. 

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  6. Plate mac and cheese, then top with crushed Cheetos. Yummo! 
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