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One-Pot Chive and Bacon Mac and Cheese

One pot chive and bacon mac and cheese made in just 30 minutes! The perfect easy and quick meal for busy weeknights!

Is there anything better than creamy and rich macaroni and cheese? I think not! This bacon mac n cheese is a top pick, as well as smoked gouda mac and cheese, fried macaroni balls, slow cooker mac and cheese and baked macaroni. Yum!

bacon mac and cheese in a blue dutch oven pot

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Bacon + macaroni and cheese were made for each other! I can’t even with this dish. This recipe is so simple, but so good. And the best part? You can make it in one pot in 30 minutes! Doesn’t get better than that.

This bacon mac n cheese is the perfect meal for those crazy school nights. You can have dinner on the table in no time. And it’s one of those meals that everyone in the family will love. I mean, how could you not love gooey cheese, crispy bacon, tender noodles and flavorful spices. So delicious!

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

making homemade mac and cheese with bacon on the stove

How to make bacon macaroni and cheese

Step 1: Cook onions and garlic 

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-heat. Add in the chopped onions and garlic and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Once onions are translucent, slowly pour in the chicken stock. Then add in corn starch and stir until completely dissolved.

Step 2: Bring noodles to a boil, then simmer

Next stir in the noodles, tomatoes, bacon and chive seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then cover pot and turn heat to low. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until noodles are cooked.

Step 3: Add in cheese and bacon 

Once the noodles are cooked, stir in the cheese and bacon. Garnish with chives, if desired. Enjoy while it’s hot!

bacon mac and cheese on a wooden spoon

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bacon and chive macaroni and cheese in a white bowl

Bacon Mac and Cheese

5 from 3 votes
One pot chive and bacon mac and cheese made in just 30 minutes! The perfect easy and quick meal for busy weeknights! 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 1/4 cups chicken stock (16.9 oz container)
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups elbow noodles
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon bacon & chive seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheese
  • 8 strips bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 1 Tablespoon chives , chopped

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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!

Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 910mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 599IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 389mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Enjoy!

bacon and chive macaroni and cheese in a white bowl

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