Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac 'n Cheese

Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac 'n Cheese


"Bacon-spiked macaroni and cheese in just 15 minutes! Our Progresso™ Recipe Starters® creamy three cheese cooking sauce plus American cheese slices make it extra cheesy and creamy. Check our oven directions if you prefer you mac baked."


15 m servings 467 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 467 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 26.8 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.2g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 27.9 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 1738 mg
  • 70%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat cooking sauce to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon; set aside. Stir in pasta and remaining bacon. If necessary, cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Mix reserved bacon with bread crumbs; sprinkle over pasta.
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  1. 76 Ratings


Because I did not have a can of Progresso Creamy Three-Cheese Cooking Sauce, I used one can of Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup and upped the milk to a full "can". I also used fresh minced garlic ...

When I first saw this recipe I wanted to love it, however when I looked at the ingredients of the three cheese starter I inwardly cringed. I noticed "water" as being the major (first) ingredien...

I used fresh garlic, and five strips of center-cut bacon (one of which was used for the garnish), and cooked for 30 minutes. This actually turned out pretty well, was plenty creamy, and relativ...

My mac n cheese lover in our house is my 11 yo grandson. He liked this for the most part, but not the red pepper. Since he doesn't like panko, he was glad I used my whole wheat bread crumbs mixe...

I went ahead and used an entire box (1 lb.) of penne which is about 1 cup more than called for here. I hate to open a box and not use it all. For us the pasta to sauce ratio was just right with ...

Easy, quick, and great as a main dish or side dish. Easy to customize.

This recipe takes more steps and more pots and pans than an "easy weeknight" dish should. It uses too many packaged TM'ed industrial food products, and not enough fresh ingredients for my taste...

We tried this tonight! It was yummy! I used finely diced yellow bell pepper, and put it into the cheese sauce while it was cooking. So when it was cooked for 20 min in the oven and then served, ...

Another HUGE hit from Progresso! We thought this was a tasty and delicious mac and cheese. I did omit the red peppers and put the bacon on top with the breadcrumbs. It was quick and easy, whic...