Make Ahead Macaroni Frankfurter Bake

Serves: 7
Total Calories: 194


6 slices bacon
5 frankfurters, divided
3/4 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons bacon fat
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can cream of celery soup
1 can evaporated milk
3 cups hot cooked macaroni
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese


Fry bacon crisp; reserve 2 tablespoons fat. Slice 3 frankfurters. Sauté sliced frankfurters, celery, and onion in bacon fat. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add soup and milk. Cook 10 minutes until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Crumble bacon; add to sauce. Alternate layers of macaroni and cream sauce mixture in a 1 1/2-quart casserole. Split remaining 2 frankfurters lengthwise. Place on top of casserole. Top with cheese. Bake in moderate oven for 20–25 minutes.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 7
Total Calories: 194
Calories from Fat: 69

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