CHEETOS<sup>&reg;</sup> GRIDIRON&nbsp;MAC

CHEETOS® GRIDIRON MAC

HIT THE FIELD WITH A 3-CHEESE SUPER BOWL SNACK

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CHEETOS<sup>&reg;</sup> GRIDIRON&nbsp;MAC Prep Time

PREP TIME

20 mins

CHEETOS<sup>&reg;</sup> GRIDIRON&nbsp;MAC Cook Time

COOK TIME

25 mins

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped Cheetos® Crunchy® Flamin' Hot® cheese flavored snacks
  • 2 cups pulverized Cheetos® Puffs White Cheddar cheese flavored snacks
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk, plus more if needed
  • 1 lb. shells or macaroni pasta
  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated fontina cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano cheese
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • Hot sauce, to taste

Make the play:

  1. In a large saucepan on medium heat, drizzle a bit of olive oil, add bacon and stir occasionally. When crispy, remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels—leaving the bacon fat in the pan.
  2. Add butter and onion to the pan with the fat, seasoning with salt, and cook until the onion is soft and aromatic—about 8-10 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring frequently, for 4-5 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk, season with salt, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cook over low heat for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of well-salted water to boil. Add pasta to the boiling water and cook for 1 minute less than the instructions on the package suggest. Drain pasta and set aside.
  4. Add the three cheeses along with the pulverized Cheetos® Puffs White Cheddar to the milk mixture and whisk to combine. Add the mustard and a few shakes of hot sauce, adjusting the seasoning if needed and adding milk if the mixture seems too thick. Stir in the cooked bacon and pasta.
  5. Sprinkle with Cheetos® Crunchy® Flamin' Hot® and put under the broiler until crispy and crunchy on top.
  • Serve Flamin' Hot from the broiler and enjoy every ooey-gooey, cheesy bite!