Cheddar-Bacon Mac and Cheese

Cheddar-Bacon Mac and Cheese

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"Creamy, cheesy, and quick . . . it's everything you need."

Ingredients

40 m servings 385 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 385 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 21.8 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 30g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cook macaroni as directed on package. Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Stir in flour; cook 2 min. or until bubbly. Gradually stir in milk; cook on medium heat until mixture comes to boil, stirring constantly. Simmer on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese; cook and stir 5 min. or until melted.
  3. Drain macaroni. Add to sauce with bacon; mix lightly. Spoon into 1 1/2 quart casserole; top with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Footnotes

  • Substitute: Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese.
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verry good a good thanksgiving twist

Tasts even cheesyer if u use box mac and cheese and prepare it with the box cheese added with the cheese sause

I made this for my boyfriend and I. It did not have a lot flavor to it. I did not add the bacon. If i make this again will add the bacon. Also add salt and pepper for taste

This was my first time making any type of baked Mac and Cheese, and it came out great. Rave reviews from the hubby and kids. The only changes I made to the recipe were: I used 2 cups of evapo...

This is a good recipe - easy to put together. I realized I didn't have bacon so I sliced up some kielbasa - a good kid dish!

Great Mac and Cheese recipe! A word of advice though is don't leave out the bacon. It adds the amount of salt that you need for this to be as delicious as it can be.

Oh gosh this was good! I used shell pasta in this. I tasted it before going into the baking dish and it was grainy (which is the problem I have ALL the time). After baking the graininess went...

Fast, easy, and simple flavors for kids. I'm glad I undercooked the pasta by a couple of minutes - it was a bit overdone after baking with all that sauce. I also seasoned with S & P as per oth...

My kids think that bacon should be its own food group, so they were all over this one. I even used turkey bacon, and they still loved it.