Jack Daniel’s Smoky Bacon Mac & Cheese – Nothing Else Compares


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I haven’t met a single person who dislikes mac & cheese. I haven’t met a single person who dislikes bacon, and I have yet to know a person who doesn’t love a shot of Jack Daniel’s.


When I saw that YouTuber Donna Elick had combined the three into one mac & cheese extravaganza, I started making it immediately, and I was not disappointed.

It’s ready in just 30 minutes, and it’ll be a crowd favorite, guaranteed.

Here’s how to make the most incredible mac & cheese you’ll ever devour– Jack Daniel’s Smoky Bacon Mac & Cheese.

What you’ll need is:

  • ½ tsp kosher salt + more for pasta water
  • 12 oz Hickory smoked peppered bacon, uncooked
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 oz. dried elbow pasta
  • ½ cup Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon…

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Fill an 8-quart covered pot with water, then bring it to a boil over high heat. When it comes to a boil, add a handful of salt and your pasta. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until al dente.

Cook your bacon in a skillet until crisp, then…

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What’s your go-to mac & cheese add in? Could there possibly be a better version that this?