Bacon Pistachio Mac n' Cheese

Course Entree
Author Liz Mays


  • 1/4 c finely ground pistachios
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 tbsp 1/2 stick butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 3 1/2 cup grated Sharp Cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 16- oz box elbow macaroni
  • 8 slices cooked bacon chopped in small pieces


  1. Grind pistachios with mortar and pestle until powdery. Combine with plain breadcrumbs and pepper; set aside.
  2. In a pot, combine milk, butter, yogurt, mozzarella cheese, and 2 1/2 cups of cheddar. heat on low to medium heat. Stir often until heated through and smooth.
  3. While mixture heats, cook paste al dente; drain. Place pasta into casserole dish.
  4. Add bacon to milk/cheese mixture and pour over pasta. Top with the bread crumb mixture and remaining cheddar.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for approx 20 minutes.