Rating: 4.5 stars
101 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

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

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 1-cup servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

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  • 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.

  • Drain macaroni. Add to sauce with bacon; mix lightly. Spoon into 1 1/2 quart casserole; top with remaining cheese.

  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Tips

Substitute: Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 30g; fat 21.8g; cholesterol 59.9mg; sodium 411.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (74)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2011
verry good a good thanksgiving twist Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/12/2011
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 Read More
(21)
101 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2011
verry good a good thanksgiving twist Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2012
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 evaporated milk instead of regular, added salt & pepper as I was mixing the macaroni and mixture together. I spooned half of the macaroni into the casserole dish and then added a layer of shredded cheese before adding the rest of the macaroni. I topped it off with the layer of cheese as the recipe calls for, but also sprinkled some parmasean cheese and fine bread crumbs. I would NOT skip the bacon - it just took the dish to the next level (I even added extra!) Will make this again real soon! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2011
Tasts even cheesyer if u use box mac and cheese and prepare it with the box cheese added with the cheese sause Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/12/2011
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 Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2014
I Made 3 alterations: 1) I added some fresh minced garlic (2 cloves) and 1 small yellow onion. Sautéed them with a touch of butter and added it into the cheese sauce. 2) used light cream instead of milk. It makes the sauce thicker so i didnt need the flour. 3) I added a tablespoon of the bacon droppings to the cheese sause for a little extra flavor. Heavenly!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2012
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 away and it was perfectly creamy, cheesy and bacon-y! I did add a little panko on top before baking. So happy I tried this one, it's a keeper! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2011
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! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2011
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. Read More
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