5 from 3 votes
Smoked Bacon Mac and Cheese in a white bowl with a red spoon
Smoked Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Smoked Bacon Macaroni and Cheese is a delicious 4 cheese macaroni and cheese dish filled with smoked bacon. This dish was inspired by Patti LaBelle's Over the Rainbow Mac n Cheese. Seriously delicious mac n cheese that is loaded with cheese, cheese and more cheese. Plus some bacon for good measure!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 842 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb package of dried noodles
  • 9 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 cups of shredded mild Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup of Velveeta cheese cut into small cubes
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • Salt to taste
  • White pepper to taste
  • 1 pound smoked bacon cooked and cut into large chunks
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove from skillet and place on a plate lined with paper towels to help drain off any excess fat. Pat bacon dry. Cut into pieces. Set aside. 

  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, once it's at a rolling boil add a generous amount of salt. Toss in the noodles, and cook until tender, about 1 minute less than the package instructs. Don't overcook the pasta, you don't want it to be mushy. Remove from heat, drain the pasta and set aside.

  4. In a medium sized saucepan, melt eight tablespoons of butter. Stir in the cooked noodles. Then toss in all the cheeses, but reserve 1 cup of sharp cheddar. Add the half-and-half, and the eggs to the pot and mix well.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and white pepper.
  6. Transfer the mixture to the casserole dish that you had set aside earlier. Toss the rest of the cheese over top and add the remaining butter as well.
  7. Place in the oven and bake it until it starts to bubble up, and you can barely contain yourself from eating it right out of the oven. This should take about 30 to 35 minutes.

  8. Remove from oven. Sprinkle the chopped bacon over top.

  9. Serve with a big old cheesy smile!
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted slightly from Patti LaBelle's Over the Rainbow Mac n Cheese

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 842 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 30g188%
Cholesterol 208mg69%
Sodium 1576mg69%
Potassium 583mg17%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 1620IU32%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 738mg74%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.