Easy Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe

Easy Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe

A delicious easy-to-make bacon mac & cheese recipe. If you love cheese you’ll defiantly love this recipe.

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Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe

Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe

Lee Knights
A delicious cheesy recipe that you will be sure to love
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 600 ml Whole or Semi Skimmed Milk
  • 60 grams Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 5 rashes Bacon (unsmoked or smoked)
  • 1 handful Kale
  • 300 grams Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • 100 grams Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • 500 grams Macaroni Pasta


  • Bring a large pan of water to a boil for the pasta
  • Turn on the grill to high heat
  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan
  • Once the butter has melted stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute
    flour stirred into the melted butter
  • Add the pasta to the boiling water and boil for 10 minutes. When there are 4 minutes to go add the Kale to the pan. 
    added kale in with the pasta
  • Start grilling the bacon. For crispy bacon, I usually grill the bacon for 4 minutes on each side
  • Continue on from step 4 and add the milk to the saucepan. Start whisking away until there are no lumps and the sauce starts thickening this usually takes 5 minutes on a medium heat
    milk added and no lumps
  • Turn off the heat and then add half the cheddar cheese and half the parmesan cheese in with the sauce string occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Drain the pasta and then transfer it to an oven dish then add the sauce in with the pasta and give it a stir
    added sauce
  • Cut or pull apart the bacon into small pieces and then add it to the oven dish and stir in. 
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the pasta 
    sprinkled cheese
  • Grill for 10 minutes or until the top is nice and crispy then serve and enjoy. 
    crispy mac & cheese ready to serve


Side dish recommendations 
Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Cucumber with some Coleslaw
Keyword bacon, bacon mac & cheese, cheese, easy cooked meals, mac & cheese, mac and cheese, macaroni cheese

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