Andouille Mac & Cheese Pie With Bacon Weave Crust
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Andouille Mac & Cheese Pie With a Bacon Weave Crust Recipe

Macaroni and cheese and andouille sausage in a pie crust made entirely out of bacon? You've never seen a pie like this!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, cheese, macaroni and cheese
Servings: 8
Author: Nick @ DudeFoods.com

Ingredients

  • 1 Johnsonville Andouille Sausage rope
  • 1 3/4 pounds bacon
  • 16 ounces macaroni noodles
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup (1 ounce) Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Take 1 pound of bacon and weave it tightly into a square, alternating over and under with the strips of bacon.
  • Flip the bacon weave into a pie tin so the bacon conforms to the shape of the tin and cover with a second pie tin.
  • Create another bacon weave using the remaining 3/4 pound of bacon, this time leaving some space between the slices since this will be the lattice top of the pie.
  • Place the bacon pie crust and lattice top on separate baking sheets and cook at 400° for 15 minutes. Since the bacon weave pie crust is topped with a second pie tin you may need to cook it 5 to 10 minutes longer than the lattice top.
  • Dice Johnsonville Andouille Sausage.
  • In the meantime, cook the macaroni noodles according to the directions on the package, drain and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, melt 1/4 cups butter over medium heat ands stir in the flour.
  • Add the milk to the mix and slowly stir in the cheese over low heat until completely melted and pour over the macaroni noodles. Stir in diced Johnsonville Andouille Sausage.
  • Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat and add breadcrumbs and brown.
  • When the bacon is done cooking remove the pie crust from the oven and pat it with a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
  • Spoon the macaroni mixture into the bacon pie crust and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the macaroni and cheese.
  • Cover your pie with the bacon lattice top and return to the oven for 5 more minutes.