Bacon Mac and Cheese

A childhood favorite mac and cheese kicked up with bacon and a variety of cheeses.  There will be no picky eaters with this side dish!  And for sure no leftovers!

Serves: 8

Bacon Mac and Cheese

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 14 strips of bacon, divided
  • 8 ounces of elbow macaroni
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook bacon in a skillet until done. Drain well on a paper towel and crumble into small pieces. Set aside.
  2. Heat a pot of water to boiling. Add the pasta and cook as directed on the package. Drain the pasta reserving 1/2 cup of the water. Drain the pasta well and leave in the pot. Add the butter to the cooked warm pasta and stir until melted.
  3. Heat the evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until it just starts to simmer. Turn the heat to low and add the cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. Stir until melted. Then remove from heat and add the 1/2 cup of reserved water from the noodles. Season with salt and pepper. Then add the cheese sauce to the cooked pasta in the other pot. Stir well until all of the pasta is coated with the cheese sauce. Then add half of the cooked bacon and stir into the pasta mixture.
  4. Place the mixture in a lightly sprayed 9 x 9 baking dish. Sprinkle the other half of the crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese over the top. Broil until the top is golden and begins to bubble. About 2-3 minutes.
Recipe Type: Side Dish

Recipe adapted from HGTV

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Here are more delicious macaroni dishes:
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Baked Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Barbecue Macaroni Salad
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