Karen's Mac and Cheese with Bacon

karen wilsey


i had some left over bacon that my husband cooked up for breakfast so i was going to make mac cheese and decided

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


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 to 8
15 Min
30 Min


  • 4 oz
    Colby Jack cheese
  • 4 oz
    sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 lb
    mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 lb
    Velvetta 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


  1. Cut cheese into small cubes.
  2. Put all ingredients (except bacon and pasta) in large sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat until cheese is melted.
  3. Add pasta and bacon to cheese mixture.
  4. Pour into a large casserole dish that has been prepared with vegetable spray. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over pasta.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for about 10 minutes.

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About Karen's Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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