This stovetop Mac and cheese recipe is the creamy comfort food with just the right amount of sweetness. Easy to make and full of flavor.
Bake your bacon according to the instructions on the package.
In a large pot, melt the butter on medium heat. Once the butter has melted add the flour and whisk quickly until it looks like a roux. (Make sure you whisk quickly to avoid burning the butter and flour)
While still whisking the mixture slowly pour in the chicken broth in the pot quickly followed by the milk.
Add all of the seasonings to the mixture (onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, adobo, seasoned salt, and black pepper) and stir until well combined.
Switch the whisk for a cooking spoon and gently pour the cellentani pasta into the milk mixture. Let the pasta cook for 5-7 minutes (or until al dente) while stirring frequently to avoid burning.
Now add the shredded smoked gouda, mild cheddar, and cream cheese to the pasta. Mix well.
Lastly, pour the bacon crumbles into the pot and stir to mix the bacon pieces into the Mac and cheese.
Serve with oven roasted broccoli and/or your favorite protein. Enjoy!