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karen's mac and cheese with bacon

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
karen wilsey
sharon springs, NY

I had some leftover bacon that my husband cooked up for breakfast. I was going to make mac cheese and decided to add the bacon to it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We're not sure there are many flavors that pair better than bacon and cheese. The more cheese (and bacon) the better and this macaroni and cheese recipe is packed with both! We love the variety of cheeses... makes for creamy mac and cheese. The bacon adds a bit of a salty, smoky flavor that complements the cheesy goodness.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 to 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For karen's mac and cheese with bacon

  • 4 oz
    Colby Jack cheese
  • 4 oz
    sharp cheddar
  • 8 oz
    mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 lb
    Velveeta cheese
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 5 slice
    bacon, cooked until crisp
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 c
    milk, 2%
  • 1 lb
    box of pasta, cooked
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs

How To Make karen's mac and cheese with bacon

  • All the cheese prepped.
    Cut Velveeta cheese into small cubes. Combine remaining cheese in a bowl.
  • Cheese, butter, milk, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan.
    Put the cheese, butter, milk, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until cheese is melted.
  • Pasta and bacon added to the melted cheese.
    Add pasta and bacon to cheese mixture.
  • Pasta poured into a baking dish and topped with bread crumbs.
    Pour into a large casserole dish that has been prepared with vegetable spray. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over pasta.
  • Bacon mac and cheese baking.
    Bake for about 30 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Karen's Mac and Cheese With Bacon resting.
    Let stand for about 10 minutes.