Yield: About 3-4 servings
8 strips (about 1/2 lb.) bacon, diced
1 (12-ounce) can 2% evaporated milk
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
pinch of cayenne
8 oz. elbow macaroni
1 Tbsp. butter
5 oz. crumbled blue cheese
4 oz. freshly-grated sharp white cheddar cheese
Heat bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until crispy.
In a separate bowl, whisk together evaporated milk, egg, salt, pepper and cayenne until combined. Set aside.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and cook the pasta al dente according to package instructions. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and then return it to the pot and reduce heat to medium-low. Immediately add the butter, and toss until the butter is melted. Pour in the evaporated milk mixture and stir until combined. Continue cooking over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 3-5 minutes, or until the sauce comes to a simmer.
Remove pan from heat and add in the cheeses. Stir until melted, then stir in the cooked bacon. Serve immediately, garnished with extra bacon and blue cheese if desired.
bacon recipe source: Ali Ebright, Gimme Some Oven (@gimmesomeoven), February 24, 2014