Bacon Mac and Cheese with Panko crust

One of my favorite tools in the kitchen is my cast iron skillet. So heavy but so versatile. With this Macheesmo Mac and Cheese recipe, you can cook the bacon on the stove top and bake the macaroni in the stove all in the same skillet. This dish was creamy and cheesy on the inside with a crispy crust. A perfect comfort food.

Make sure you pick a strong flavored cheese to give the cheese sauce more flavor. For a crunchy topping, I mixed the parmesan with Panko. Also, I would definitely double the amount of bacon next time. I need every bite to have some bacon.

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