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Cheddar-Bacon Mac and Cheese


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40 m servings 385 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 1-cup servings)


  • Calories:
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 21.8 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 30g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook macaroni as directed on package. Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Stir in flour; cook 2 min. or until bubbly. Gradually stir in milk; cook on medium heat until mixture comes to boil, stirring constantly. Simmer on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese; cook and stir 5 min. or until melted.
  3. Drain macaroni. Add to sauce with bacon; mix lightly. Spoon into 1 1/2 quart casserole; top with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 20 min. or until heated through.


  • Substitute: Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese.

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verry good a good thanksgiving twist

Most helpful critical review

I made this for my boyfriend and I. It did not have a lot flavor to it. I did not add the bacon. If i make this again will add the bacon. Also add salt and pepper for taste

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verry good a good thanksgiving twist

This was my first time making any type of baked Mac and Cheese, and it came out great. Rave reviews from the hubby and kids. The only changes I made to the recipe were: I used 2 cups of evapo...

Tasts even cheesyer if u use box mac and cheese and prepare it with the box cheese added with the cheese sause

I made this for my boyfriend and I. It did not have a lot flavor to it. I did not add the bacon. If i make this again will add the bacon. Also add salt and pepper for taste

Great Mac and Cheese recipe! A word of advice though is don't leave out the bacon. It adds the amount of salt that you need for this to be as delicious as it can be.

I Made 3 alterations: 1) I added some fresh minced garlic (2 cloves) and 1 small yellow onion. Sautéed them with a touch of butter and added it into the cheese sauce. 2) used light cream instead...

This is a good recipe - easy to put together. I realized I didn't have bacon so I sliced up some kielbasa - a good kid dish!

Oh gosh this was good! I used shell pasta in this. I tasted it before going into the baking dish and it was grainy (which is the problem I have ALL the time). After baking the graininess went...

My kids think that bacon should be its own food group, so they were all over this one. I even used turkey bacon, and they still loved it.