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5 from 3 votes

Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

One pot chive and bacon mac and cheese made in just 30 minutes! The perfect easy and quick meal for busy weeknights! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon mac and cheese, bacon mac n cheese, macaroni and cheese with bacon
Servings: 6
Calories: 518kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 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


  • 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