Bacon Asparagus Macaroni and Brie Cheese

by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 12 comments

in Blog, Farmer's Market Recipes, Weekday Supper

Macaroni and Brie Cheese Bacon and Asparagus

Football Season is upon us.  That is the time of year that preparing and enjoying our Weekday Supper becomes a real challenge at our home.  With three boys that play football, three different practice schedules, and three games every week…. easy  Weekday Supper Dishes are key to getting everyone where they need to be.  This easy recipe for Bacon Asparagus  Macaroni and Brie Cheese is now a family favorite that I can whip up in no time and get the boys to practice.

I know everyone says Bacon Makes Everything Better.  In this case, less is more.  I love sprinkling the bacon on top so that it stays crispy.  So only 4 slices are needed for this recipe and I promise that is enough flavor to make this recipe for Bacon Asparagus Macaroni and Brie Cheese out of this world.

Weekday Supper | Bacon Asparagus Macaroni and Brie Cheese

Bacon Asparagus Macaroni and Brie Cheese
 
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Recipe type: Weekday Supper | Pasta
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Pasta, I love mini shell because they hold the sauce
  • 4 Tbs Butter
  • 2 cups of Milk
  • 8 oz Brie Cheese
  • 4 slices of cooked Bacon, I like to bake mine in the oven
  • ½ lb Asparagus Tips
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil and add pasta
  2. While pasta is cooking, bring a second pot of water to a boil
  3. When second pot comes to a boil, turn off, add Asparagus Tips for 3 mins.
  4. Drain Asparagus and reserve
  5. Boil pasta until al dente
  6. Drain pasta and place back in pot
  7. Add Butter and Milk and stir on low heat until absorbed
  8. Add chunks of the Brie Cheese and continue to stir until smooth
  9. Add Asparagus and plate in bowls
  10. Top with small chunks of Bacon

I know, I know, you’re thinking… my kids would never eat brie cheese.  Trust me, this sauce is so smooth, they will think it is the creamiest mac and cheese they have ever tried.  I promise you Bacon, Asparagus, Macaroni and Brie Cheese will soon be a Weekday Supper staple in your home.  I have one little confession, my picky one picks the asparagus out.  Serve this with a garden salad and you will be sure to get the kids to practice on time!

Kid Ratings: Alexandra 8.5, Ronnie 9.5, Reis 9.0, Riley 10 (without the asparagus)

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Sunithi Selvaraj (@ssunithi) July 17, 2012 at 12:10 am

looks delish ! I usually just steam it, but this seems like such a refreshing way to make it ! Thanks for sharing :) It’s a meal in itself !

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FamilyFoodie July 17, 2012 at 9:59 am

Thanks Sunithi the best part…. you can prepare the entire thing in less than a 1/2 hour.

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PB and Peppers (@JenatPBandP) July 17, 2012 at 7:24 am

Your dish looks amazing!!! I love all the ingredients you put in your recipe!! Yum!!

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FamilyFoodie July 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

Thank you so much! Let me know if you try it!

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Renee Dobbs - Magnolia Days July 17, 2012 at 8:03 am

How did you know I was craving brie? This just put it into overdrive. Heading to the store to get the ingredients for this one. Yum.

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FamilyFoodie July 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

The brie really does take the mac and cheese to a whole new level and creaminess!

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justcooknyc July 17, 2012 at 3:14 pm

i’m loving the sound of this… in every way

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FamilyFoodie July 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Let me know if you try it!

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Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey July 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I have a love affair with Brie & I can’t wait to try this heavenly dish….I am sure my kids would love it as well :)

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FamilyFoodie July 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Seriously I think I could eat Brie on just about anything!

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Kelly July 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm

This sounds so delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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FamilyFoodie July 19, 2012 at 6:50 am

Thanks Kelly! Let me know how you like it!

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