Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon

Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed BaconMacaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon seems a little silly, but it is really tasty and fun to make.  Plus, I must give credit where credit is due – to my Fairy Foodie Godmother.

Travel back in time six months to an early morning in my kitchen. As I was cooking bacon in the oven, it occurred to me that basket-weaving bacon together before cooking it might be an interesting thing to do. I chuckled to myself, thinking the idea a little silly, but couldn’t get it out of my head. You see, that’s what Fairy Foodie Godmothers do – they plant foodie ideas in foodies’ brains.

Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon - three food favorites come together to create this fabulous dish. Mac 'n Cheese, Quiche and Crispy Bacon. YUM! Simply SatedFast forward to one day a couple of weeks ago – a day when I had bacon, cheese, leftover cooked macaroni and leftover (still-liquid) quiche custard in the fridge all at the same time.

I knew the day had come to test the idea my Fairy Foodie Godmother had planted in my thoughts so many months prior – Latticed Bacon. I still wasn’t sure the idea of bacon woven like a basket (NOT in the shape of a basket, mind you) would look appetizing, but decided to give it a try.   Sure enough, it worked beautifully, and ever since, I have thought of numerous ways in which Latticed Bacon can add a fun twist to a variety of dishes.

Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon - three food favorites come together to create this fabulous dish. Mac 'n Cheese, Quiche and Crispy Bacon. YUM! Simply SatedMy personal Fairy Foodie Godmother wasn’t finished with me yet and lobbed one more idea into the gray gardens of my brain – Macaroni & Cheese Quiche. Well, what else was I going to make with leftover macaroni and extra quiche custard?

Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon - three food favorites come together to create this fabulous dish. Mac 'n Cheese, Quiche and Crispy Bacon. YUM! Simply SatedSo, ladies and gents, that’s how Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon came into existence. I hope you enjoy it even half as much as my Fairy Foodie Godmother and I did.

Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon - three food favorites come together to create this fabulous dish. Mac 'n Cheese, Quiche and Crispy Bacon. YUM! Simply SatedI sure got tired writing out “Fairy Foodie Godmother.” It’s time to give that chick a name.

Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon - three food favorites come together to create this fabulous dish. Mac 'n Cheese, Quiche and Crispy Bacon. YUM! Simply Sated

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Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon

Three food favorites come together to create this fabulous dish. Mac 'n Cheese, Quiche and Crispy Bacon.
Course Casserole, Egg, Entree, Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 6
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • For Latticed-Bacon Top:
  • 12 slices bacon
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  • For Macaroni ‘n Cheese Quiche:
  • 1 pound macaroni cooked per package directions
  • 3 eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 cups cream or Half ‘n Half
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup Gruyere cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Swiss cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Cheddar Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese shredded
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon Bonnes Herbes Parisien Herb
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan grated
  • ½ sweet yellow onion diced and sautéed, optional

Instructions

  1. For Latticed-Bacon Top:
  2. Preheat oven to 400F and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. On the parchment-lined baking sheet, place bacon slices side-by-side the same width as the casserole dish. Using more bacon strips, weave them in from top-to-bottom (follow the same method as making a lattice piecrust – HERE is a great tutorial:
  4. Bake until crispy 20-25 minutes, turning it over halfway through cooking time.
  5. Once the bacon is cooked through and crispy, remove it from the oven and place on a paper towel to drain. Reserve bacon grease for later use.
  6. ----------------------------
  7. For Macaroni ‘n Cheese Quiche
  8. Preheat oven to 350F.
  9. Spray a 1½-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  10. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  11. Pour macaroni mixture into the casserole dish and place it in the oven.
  12. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
  13. Place latticed bacon on top and bake another 10-15 minutes or until mixture is set.
  14. If bacon begins to burn, loosely cover the dish with foil.
  15. Once the quiche is set, remove it from oven and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
  16. Enjoy!

Macaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon - three food favorites come together to create this fabulous dish. Mac 'n Cheese, Quiche and Crispy Bacon. YUM! Simply SatedMacaroni & Cheese Quiche with Latticed Bacon - three food favorites come together to create this fabulous dish. Mac 'n Cheese, Quiche and Crispy Bacon. YUM! Simply Sated

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    Comments

    Linda
    Two of my favorite things to eat Bacon + Macaroni & Cheese. Love the touch with the Lattice Bacon, how creative, can't wait to try this one. Great Pics.
      Susie Gall
      No kidding - love, love mac & cheese and bacon. Thank, Linda, the lattice top is just for fun. Maybe I should have called it Basket Topped Mac n Cheese? Thanks for visiting your little sis:-)
    Holly
    Susie this looks delicious! Can't wait to try it when my daughter comes home from school!
      Susie Gall
      Thanks so much, Holly. I think you guys will love it - I know Jeff and I do (although, we don't eat it too often.) Thanks for stopping by Simply Sated today.
    [email protected]
    I didn't think it was possible to make mac n cheese better, but you just did, with bacon. Mouth watering.

    5 stars

      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Janette. I do love this even though I don't eat it too often:-)
    Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too
    What a great presentation and idea.
    Catherine
    Dear Susie, This sounds so good and looks terrific. What a comforting dish. xo, Catherine
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, sweet Catherine, and thanks for stopping by Simply Sated today.
    Jeanne Horak-Druiff
    So - where has *this* been all my life?! All the basic food groups (cheese, carbs, bacon) rolled up into one delicious parcel ;) Thanks for sharing!

    5 stars

      Susie Gall
      HaHa - I wondered the same thing when it came to my own mind. Thanks so much for stopping by today, Jeanne and you're welcome:-)
    Sarah Maison Cupcake
    Oh my! This looks stunning! Definitely one for when the family are round!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Sarah, and you are correct. This is best saved for special occasions:-)
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