Macaroni and Cheese with Veggie Bacon

Macaroni and Cheese with Veggie Bacon


"Whip up this creamy and delicious macaroni and cheese with crumbled veggie bacon strips in under an hour."


45 m servings
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  1. Cook Morningstar Farms(R) Veggie Bacon Strips according to package directions. Set two slices aside. Break remaining bacon strips into bite-size pieces. Set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water. Drain well. Set aside.
  2. In medium saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour, pepper and mustard. Stir in half-and-half. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in American and Cheddar cheeses until melted. Add macaroni and bacon pieces; mix well. Spoon into ungreased 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish.
  3. In small bowl crumble reserved bacon strips. Stir in parsley, if desired. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F about 20 minutes or until bubbling around edges. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
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  1. 24 Ratings


I used real bacon and I used 1/2 cheddar and 1/2 smoked gouda like some other reviewers suggested. I almost made a half size dish since it was just for my son and me but I decided I might want l...

This recipe is AWESOME! I had been looking for a good mac & cheese recipe that didn't call for Velveeta or bread crumbs, and this one is perfect. It was creamy and delicious. Instead of the baco...

Definitely the recipe I was looking for. Creamy and cheesy. I was using the one that adds cottage cheese, but this one tastes the way you expect mac and cheese to taste. The only thing I did dif...

The easiest and the best. I seriously thot i would ruin this meal, with it being my first cooked meal ever believe it or not, but it was so easy. It came out delicious. I added monterey jack che...

Loved it! Left out bacon. Needs a bit of salt without bacon.

Excellent! The best macaroni and cheese recipe I have ever tried. Not to creamy, not to "chunky." Has flavor from the seasoning, not blah like other recipes. I doubled the recipe in a 9 x 13...

I have made this several times since finding this recipe! My husband loves it and he normally doesn't like mac and cheese. I don't use bacon though and I do top with breadcrumbs instead. Have...

I used this basic recipe, but omitted the veggie bacon and added mushrooms instead. I also halved the recipe and used 7 oz of smoked gouda and no cheddar. it was AWESOME. Next time, i'd like ...

I added breadcrumbs on top and it was really good.