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Comforting Mac ‘n Cheese
Comforting Mac ‘n Cheese
20 min
4 servings
$2.15/serving

Thank you, Marie-Pier Lupien, for this recipe. While winter is doing its thing, assemble the ultimate winter survival kit—your coziest blanket and a hot bowl of mac ‘n cheese. It’s cheesy, creamy, and decadent, but still light enough that it won’t put you in a post-feast slump.  


Ingredients
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.  
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot or Multipurpose Steamer according to package directions. Before draining, reserve 2 tbsp pasta water. Drain remaining water.  
  3. Meanwhile, chop bacon into small pieces. Fry in Sauté Pan over medium-high heat until crispy, about 6 min.  
  4. Reduce heat to low. Add cream, water, and cheese spread, if using, to pan; stir until combined. Stir in seasoning and reserved pasta water, then add pasta and toss to combine. Spread out mac & cheese to cover the base of the pan. Sprinkle on shredded cheese.  
  5. Transfer pan to oven. Bake 10 min, or until cheese is melted and turning golden brown.  
Tips

Swap steamed, chopped cauliflower for pasta for a low-carb, cheesy casserole.  

Stir your favourite Epicure spices in with the Mac & Cheese Seasoning. Marie recommends 3 Onion Dip Mix, Creamy Ranch Dip Mix, and SPG Seasoning

Epicure’s Sauté Pan is oven-safe up to 400° F. If you don’t have an oven-safe pan, transfer mac & cheese to a baking dish before sprinkling on shredded cheese and placing in the oven. 

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 470, Fat 24 g (Saturated 11 g, Trans 0.2 g), Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 710 mg, Carbohydrate 45 g (Fibre 2 g, Sugars 6 g), Protein 17 g.

For over 27 years, Epicure has helped busy families put dinner on the table fast. We make it easy and affordable to cook delicious family favourites in 20 minutes or less. Our products are 100% gluten- and nut-free, and sugar and sodium-conscious—but they don't taste that way! Packed with flavour, on-trend, and featuring global faves, they make cooking dinner the easiest part of your day!  

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Comforting Mac ‘n Cheese
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Comforting Mac ‘n Cheese
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Ingredients
20 min
4 servings
$2.15/serving
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.  
  2. Cook pasta in a large pot or Multipurpose Steamer according to package directions. Before draining, reserve 2 tbsp pasta water. Drain remaining water.  
  3. Meanwhile, chop bacon into small pieces. Fry in Sauté Pan over medium-high heat until crispy, about 6 min.  
  4. Reduce heat to low. Add cream, water, and cheese spread, if using, to pan; stir until combined. Stir in seasoning and reserved pasta water, then add pasta and toss to combine. Spread out mac & cheese to cover the base of the pan. Sprinkle on shredded cheese.  
  5. Transfer pan to oven. Bake 10 min, or until cheese is melted and turning golden brown.  
What you'll need
BEST SELLER
Mac & Cheese Seasoning (Pack of 3)Mac & Cheese Seasoning (Pack of 3)
Mac & Cheese Seasoning
(Pack of 3)
370 Reviews
Sauté PanSauté Pan
Sauté Pan
61 Reviews
Multipurpose SteamerMultipurpose Steamer
Multipurpose Steamer
90 Reviews
BEST SELLER
SPG SeasoningSPG Seasoning
SPG Seasoning
253 Reviews
BEST SELLER
Creamy Ranch Dip MixCreamy Ranch Dip Mix
Creamy Ranch Dip Mix
138 Reviews
BEST SELLER
3 Onion Dip Mix3 Onion Dip Mix
3 Onion Dip Mix
639 Reviews
Tips

Swap steamed, chopped cauliflower for pasta for a low-carb, cheesy casserole.  

Stir your favourite Epicure spices in with the Mac & Cheese Seasoning. Marie recommends 3 Onion Dip Mix, Creamy Ranch Dip Mix, and SPG Seasoning

Epicure’s Sauté Pan is oven-safe up to 400° F. If you don’t have an oven-safe pan, transfer mac & cheese to a baking dish before sprinkling on shredded cheese and placing in the oven. 

Nutritional Information

Per serving: Calories 470, Fat 24 g (Saturated 11 g, Trans 0.2 g), Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 710 mg, Carbohydrate 45 g (Fibre 2 g, Sugars 6 g), Protein 17 g.

For over 27 years, Epicure has helped busy families put dinner on the table fast. We make it easy and affordable to cook delicious family favourites in 20 minutes or less. Our products are 100% gluten- and nut-free, and sugar and sodium-conscious—but they don't taste that way! Packed with flavour, on-trend, and featuring global faves, they make cooking dinner the easiest part of your day!  

Learn more about the Good Food Movement →