Macaroni and cheese is perfect supper food. It's a kids' favorite, and adults like it too. My recipe is simple and almost as quick as the boxed variety. Try this variation with bacon and caramelized onions.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Follow the recipe for Creamy Macaroni and Cheese using Vermont white cheddar.

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  • Fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons of bacon drippings. Add onions and thyme; saute until soft and golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir bacon and onions into macaroni. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

41.5 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 2.4g 1% DV; fat 2.7g 4% DV; cholesterol 6.7mg 2% DV; sodium 130.5mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2008
This combination goes really well with her Creamy Macaroni and Cheese. I did half bacon and half turkey ham as that's all I had on hand. I also sauteed some minced garlic in with the onion. I sprinkled the top with shredded cheddar and a little paprika. Very very good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2010
This was okay. I don't know if I cared for the Creamy Macaroni and Cheese recipe as much as I enjoyed the additions of bacon and caramelized onions. The mac and cheese recipe was just too parmesan-ey for me. I used a pennini rigate noodle and made the mac and cheese recipe exactly as stated but I just didn't care for it that much. I probably won't make it again but the next time I make a home-made macaroni and cheese I will definitely add bacon and caramelized onions. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2008
This combination goes really well with her Creamy Macaroni and Cheese. I did half bacon and half turkey ham as that's all I had on hand. I also sauteed some minced garlic in with the onion. I sprinkled the top with shredded cheddar and a little paprika. Very very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2008
OMG!!!!!!!! Sooooooooooooo good! My kids didn't care for the onions but my husband liked it even took it to work the next day. So did I and I wish I had more. I can't wait to make this for a potluck or Bunco. I really don't think there is anything that I would change. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
Delicious. I am rating this based on the addition of the bacon and onions as I made baked macaroni and cheese from another AR recipe and then just heated the leftovers on the stove, sauteed the onions & added the bacon and thyme. I did add a bit of balsamic vinegar & brown sugar to the onions as they sauteed to add a slight sweet/sour flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
Very good. I didn't use the onions though because my family wouldn't eat them but even without them it was delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2007
Obviously different than traditional mac and cheese but once you get past that I think it's wonderful. Great combination of flavors. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2008
mmmm sooooo good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2007
Pretty good! You have to get past the fact that this is not your traditional mac & cheese but it is a nice alternative. It was not grainy at all but very creamy. In fact I thought it had the perfect consistency. I might add more bacon next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2010
This was okay. I don't know if I cared for the Creamy Macaroni and Cheese recipe as much as I enjoyed the additions of bacon and caramelized onions. The mac and cheese recipe was just too parmesan-ey for me. I used a pennini rigate noodle and made the mac and cheese recipe exactly as stated but I just didn't care for it that much. I probably won't make it again but the next time I make a home-made macaroni and cheese I will definitely add bacon and caramelized onions. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2009
This was great! I was short on time and used Velveeta cheese with my noodles. WOW very good and easy. I'll try making the Creamy Mac & Chesse next time. Everything is good with bacon and onions! Read More
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