• 1 ¾ cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
  • 3 slices OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon, cooked, crumbled
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oven to 350 degrees F.


  • Step 2

    Cook macaroni as directed on package. Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Stir in flour; cook 2 min. or until bubbly. Gradually stir in milk; cook on medium heat until mixture comes to boil, stirring constantly. Simmer on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese; cook and stir 5 min. or until melted.

  • Step 3

    Drain macaroni. Add to sauce with bacon; mix lightly. Spoon into 1 1/2 quart casserole; top with remaining cheese.

  • Step 4

    Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

  • Tips

    Substitute: Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese.

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