Gruyere Bacon Mac and Cheese

Continuing on with the comfort food theme┬áthat I touched upon last week with cookies, I decided this week since it was pretty chilly to make one of the most beloved comfort foods: mac and cheese. I looked around a bit to try to find a recipe that was a little less traditional, to elevate the flavors to a new level. This week I made Gruyere Bacon Mac and Cheese. I chose this recipe from Damn Delicious blog, recipe here. Now I wanted a thicker sauce for the mac and cheese, so I started a roux before adding in the heavy cream part of this recipe. If you do not know how to make a roux, this is a great guide: how to make a roux If you like a less creamy sauce then I would follow the original recipe step by step. This was the perfect meal for a cold November night and the best part is this mac and cheese has bacon, and everything is better with bacon ­čÖé