This is a awesome Dinner/ Side. This meal is anything but vegan but it is Dairy Free. If you don't want to make it dairy free don't just replace the Dairy free stuff for Full on Dairy products it would work just as well. If you want it to be Vegan just remove all the pork products and change the chicken broth out for vegetable broth. I also recommend putting Texas Pete Hot sauce on it for extra kick.
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Step 1: Gather Ingredients/ and Tools
You will need
1/2 lb Bacon
1/2 lb Ham (cubed)
10 slices or more Yellow American cheese (it is dairy free and Vegan) or your fav cheese
about 4 cups Chicken Broth
1 tbs Dijon Mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 lbs Cavatappi Pasta (cooked to box instructions)
4 oz Butter (I used Vegan/ Dairy Free butter)
about 3/4 cup Flour
Pasta Pan/ Strainer
Plate w/ paper towels
Electric Griddle ( to cook the bacon, a microwave could also be used)
Step 2: Cook the Pasta and Bacon
Use the box its easier. Just cook the bacon. I hope that I don't need to explain this everyone should know how to cook bacon.
Step 3: Making the Sauce
Melt all of your butter in the pan. Once melted slowly start whisking in the flour ( you may need more or less depending on the weather). Keep mixing until the mixture turns into a nice golden brown paste (see the pic). Now add the broth whisk quickly to remove all of the lumps. Once you have removed all of the lumps bring the sauce up to a simmer, whisking continuously. Now you can get your sauce to the desired thickness by heating more or adding a little more broth. Once you have gotten the sauce to the desired thickness slowly mix in the cheese piece by piece. Ounce combined add Salt and Pepper and mustard and stir. The sauce is know finished turn off the stove and set aside.
Step 4: Now Combine and Serve
Drain the pasta, pour sauce onto the pasta and add the ham and bacon. Stir. Now heat the mix. and serve and enjoy.
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