Bacon Feta Mac & Cheese

Love bacon and feta cheese? Smoky bacon combines with the bright flavors of provolone and Odyssey feta for a unique twist on mac and cheese.

Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 8 bacon strips, divided

  • 3 tbsp butter, cubed

  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1 1/2 cups (6oz) provolone cheese, shredded

  • 1 1/3 cups (8oz) crumbled Odyssey Feta Cheese, divided

  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon to a paper towel to drain. When cool enough to handle, dice bacon.

  2. Melt butter in Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low; gradually stir in provolone and 2/3 cup feta until provolone is melted (feta crumbles will be visible). Stir in macaroni and three-quarters of the bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat.

  3. Spoon macaroni mixture into a greased 11×7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and feta. Broil on high until the feta is golden brown (watch closely), about 1-3 minutes.

Odyssey Feta Bacon Mac & Cheese
Recipe and photo ©Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

Feta Cheese creatively crafted by Odyssey Brands

Our six Master Cheesemakers use the freshest Wisconsin cow’s milk with state-of-the-art equipment to create our cheese. The result is an award-winning Feta cheese products. Whether whole or crumbled- our feta cheese products are a tart, salty, and super tasty fresh cheese.