One-Pot Chive and Bacon Mac and Cheese

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  • 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 and 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

    Bacon mac and cheese

    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 mac 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

    More easy one-pot meals:

    Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: bacon mac and cheese, bacon mac n cheese, macaroni and cheese with bacon
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 518
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    One pot chive and bacon mac and cheese made in just 30 minutes! The perfect easy and quick meal for busy weeknights! 

    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!

    Nutrition

    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
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    Enjoy!

    macaroni and cheese with bacon in a white bowl

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