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Cheddar-Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Cheddar-Bacon Mac and Cheese

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Original recipe makes 6 1-cup servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  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.
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Footnotes

  • Substitute: Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 20, 2011

verry good a good thanksgiving twist

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 12, 2011

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

 
Sep 13, 2011

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

 
May 07, 2012

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 evaporated milk instead of regular, added salt & pepper as I was mixing the macaroni and mixture together. I spooned half of the macaroni into the casserole dish and then added a layer of shredded cheese before adding the rest of the macaroni. I topped it off with the layer of cheese as the recipe calls for, but also sprinkled some parmasean cheese and fine bread crumbs. I would NOT skip the bacon - it just took the dish to the next level (I even added extra!) Will make this again real soon!

 
Sep 06, 2011

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.

 
Aug 22, 2011

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!

 
Jan 05, 2012

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 away and it was perfectly creamy, cheesy and bacon-y! I did add a little panko on top before baking. So happy I tried this one, it's a keeper!

 
Dec 23, 2011

Fast, easy, and simple flavors for kids. I'm glad I undercooked the pasta by a couple of minutes - it was a bit overdone after baking with all that sauce. I also seasoned with S & P as per other reviews.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 21.8 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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