One pot bacon and chive macaroni and cheese


One pot bacon and chive macaroni and cheese -the bacon makes this recipe extra yummy!

Bacon + macaroni and cheese were made for each other. I can’t even with this dish. This recipe is so simple, but so good. The best part? You can make it in one pot in 30 minutes. It doesn’t get better than that. This is the perfect meal for those crazy school nights. You can have dinner on the table in no time.

One pot bacon and chive macaroni and cheese recipe ...a delicious and easy 30 minute dinner.

Did I mention there’s bacon? I know, pure evil…but so good.


One pot bacon and chive macaroni and cheese recipe ...a delicious and easy 30 minute dinner.

one pot macaroni and cheese

I used McCormick’s new Perfect Pinch® blends Bacon & Chive Seasoning for the recipe and it added the perfect flavor. Next on my list to make with this seasoning is Bacon & Chive Easy Twice Baked Potatoes. Hello, yummy!

One pot bacon and chive macaroni and cheese recipe ...a delicious and easy 30 minute dinner.


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One pot bacon and chive macaroni and cheese

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 518 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

One pot bacon and chive macaroni and cheese -the bacon makes this recipe extra yummy!



  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/4 cup chicken stock 16.9 oz container
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cup elbow noodles
  • 14.5 ounces 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Bacon & Chive Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup sharp cheese
  • 8 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and stir for 1-2 minutes. Once the onions are translucent, slowly pour in the chicken stock. Then stir in the corn starch and stir until it is completely dissolved.
  2. Next stir in the elbow noodles, tomatoes, Bacon & Chive seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then cover the pot and bring the heat down to low. Allow to cook for about 10 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked. Once the noodles are cooked, stir in the cheese and bacon. Garnish with chives, if desired. Enjoy while it’s hot!
Nutrition Facts
One pot bacon and chive macaroni and cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 910mg 38%
Potassium 435mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 9.9%
Calcium 38.9%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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18 comments on “One pot bacon and chive macaroni and cheese”

  1. Looks so darn good… Pinning to make later! xo

  2. Anything with bacon is a hit with hubby! Sounds like an easy weekend dinner. Pinned!! :)

  3. Mac & cheese + bacon = a meal perfect for the whole fam! I can’t wait to make this for the hubs and kids.

  4. Thanks so much for this recipe! I made this for dinner this evening. It was not only
    delicious by so easy and quick!  Have a great day!

  5. Your dish was a hit at our house! I made it this evening. It was quick and easy and eveyone loved it!

  6. Bacon makes every meal better! Can’t wait to try this!

  7. This looks SOO good! I LOVE one-pot recipes. Just pinned!! ;)

  8. Made this last night (with half the bacon because that’s all we had) and it was definitely as good as it looks!!  I’ll be coming back for more recipes :) 

  9. Can’t find bacon & chive seasoning, but making anyway!

  10. I made this tonight and followed the directions exactly and it didn’t look like yours or had a lot of liquid. What did I do wrong?  Was I supposed to drain the tomatoes too?

    • Hi Ginny! I’m sorry you had trouble with the macaroni and cheese! The liquid is supposed to evaporate while cooking. If it looks like too much liquid you can drain a little before adding the cheese and bacon. :)

  11. This looks sooo good! Do you drain the tomatoes before adding them?

  12. when u say sharp cheese what do u mean as I WOLD LIKE TO TRY THIS

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