Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

MelissaSmith 2

"This is an old recipe in my family - very quick and easy. It's macaroni 'n cheese with a bacon/tomato twist."


50 m servings 478 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 478 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 30.9 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 926 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the rotini, and return to a boil. Cook until the pasta is slightly under-cooked, about 8 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Combine the processed cheese, tomato juice, and butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until melted and smooth. Mix the pasta into the cheese sauce; stir well. Transfer macaroni and cheese to the prepared baking dish. Top with the raw bacon slices.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the bacon is cooked and crisped, about 30 minutes.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This is macaroni and cheese as I grew up with. Very delicious! The only thing is, the bacon doesn't really crisp up too well when cooked as the recipe states. The thing to do is to half-fry t...

Very kid friendly@ EASY. My 2 year old loved it. Might try less tomatoe juice next time.

This is a well loved staple in my house. I've made it both ways by putting the bacon on top and chopping it and mixing it in with the rest on the mixture...I definately prefer it on top of the d...

This is almost exactly how we make macaroni and cheese except instead of putting tomato juice IN the cheese sauce, we add a little milk and then after it's done baking spoon tomato soup on top! ...

It was good, especially with the bacon baked in. I ended up cutting the bacon into 1" pieces and mixed it in. I did about half of the tomato juice as directed, and I'm glad because it still ha...

I just didn't like this in casserole form. The macaroni and Cheese tasted delicious before I put it in the oven. Next time I will just eat this as plain mac and cheese and I'll mix fried bacon b...

Very good. I think next time I will try chopping the bacon up and mixing it in first.

This recipe was a lot of fun to make and left my apartment smelling divine. The bacon makes the dish a little bit too greesy, so next time I am going to use a thinner cut and maybe try to cook ...

I didn't think it was bad, but no one in the family liked it. It's just not what you expect from mac and cheese.