1 Box Macaroni (I used radiatori)
4-6 Slices Bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled
1/3 C Vegetable of Choice (I used cabbage, but spinach and broccoli is great)
3 T Butter
2 C Milk
2C Cheese, shredded (I used mix of mozzarella and cheddar)
1 tsp. Salt
Hot Sauce to taste
1/2T Ground Mustard
1/3 C Cheddar, set aside
1/4 C Panko Bread Crumbs
-Cook pasta 2 min. less than minimum on box, drain set aside.
-In small saucepan over medium/low heat, melt butter, whisk in flour, form paste. Stir in milk slowly, stirring often to ensure paste dissolves. Stir in mustard, hot sauce and salt. Slowly add 2 c Cheese. Once melted and fully incorporated stir in bacon crumbles and veggies. Pour over pasta.
-Place in cast iron, bake 350 about 18 minutes. Top with 1/3C Cheese and bread crumbs. Broil about 5 minutes or until panko is browned. Enjoy.