Ultimate Bacon Mac and Cheese: A Comfort Food Classic

What could be better than creamy, cheesy macaroni and cheese? Adding crispy bacon, of course! This Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe takes everyone's favorite comfort food to the next level with the addition of crispy bacon bits. Perfect for a cozy night in or as a crowd-pleasing dish for gatherings, this indulgent mac and cheese will have everyone coming back for seconds. Let's dive into creating this ultimate comfort food classic!


  • 8 oz (about 225g) elbow macaroni
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


Step 1: Cook the Macaroni

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Add the elbow macaroni and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.
  3. Drain the macaroni and set aside.

Step 2: Cook the Bacon

  1. In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until crispy.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the crispy bacon bits to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess grease. Set aside.

Step 3: Make the Cheese Sauce

  1. In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  3. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly, until the sauce is smooth and thickened.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese until melted and smooth.
  5. Stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper, to taste.

Step 4: Combine the Macaroni, Bacon, and Cheese Sauce

  1. Add the cooked macaroni and crispy bacon bits to the cheese sauce, stirring until well combined.
  2. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Step 5: Serve and Garnish

  1. Transfer the Bacon Mac and Cheese to a serving dish.
  2. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.
  3. Serve hot and enjoy the ultimate comfort food experience!


This Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe is the epitome of comfort food goodness. Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with crispy bacon, it's sure to be a hit with everyone at your table. Whether you're craving a cozy meal for a chilly evening or need a crowd-pleasing dish for your next gathering, this indulgent mac and cheese is always a winner. So grab a fork and dig into this irresistible comfort food classic!

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