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 bacon and chive macaroni and cheese

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 15

Total Time: 25


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

1 (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


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!

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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Jamielyn Nye

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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  1. Desiree+@+The36thAvenue posted on August 27, 2014 at 10:19 am (#

    Looks so darn good… Pinning to make later! xo

  2. Amy@theidearoom posted on August 27, 2014 at 12:37 pm (#

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

  3. Erin+@+Simple+Sweet+&+Savory posted on August 27, 2014 at 3:23 pm (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:57 am (#

      It is so yummy! Hope your family enjoys it! :)

  4. Kathleen posted on August 28, 2014 at 6:20 pm (#

    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. Kathleen posted on August 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm (#

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

  6. Michelle posted on August 30, 2014 at 11:19 am (#

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

  7. Kristyn posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:42 pm (#

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

  8. Brittany posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:59 am (#

    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 :) 

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 10:58 pm (#

      I’m glad you liked it Brittany! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  9. Heather posted on October 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on October 6, 2014 at 1:00 am (#

      It will still turn out delicious! Let us know how it goes. :)

  10. ginny posted on January 5, 2015 at 10:02 pm (#

    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?

    • Jamielyn posted on January 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm (#

      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. Tammy posted on March 4, 2015 at 9:21 pm (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on March 13, 2015 at 3:55 pm (#

      Hi Tammy! I don’t drain the tomatoes. :)

  12. claudette posted on September 20, 2015 at 7:53 pm (#

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

    • Laura Capello posted on September 22, 2015 at 7:51 pm (#

      Sharp Cheddar Cheese :)