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Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese

Get ready to indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this smoky bacon mac and cheese. With creamy cheese sauce, crispy bacon bits, and a hint of smokiness, this dish is a flavor explosion that will leave you feeling satisfied and happy.

89% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese

Under 30 minutes

Ingredients

for 3 servings

  • 1 box Kraft® Macaroni and Cheese Blue Box Original
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup milk (60 mL)
  • 6 strips Oscar Mayer® Bacon, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle sauce, (from canned chipotles in adobo)
  • ½ cup Kraft® Shredded Cheddar Cheese (50 g)
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 820
  • Fat 52g
  • Carbs 44g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Protein 39g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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Preparation

  1. Bring 6 cups (1.5 liter) of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the macaroni and cook for 7–8 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Drain the macaroni in a colander (do not rinse), then return to the pot over low heat. Add the butter, milk, and cheese sauce mix and stir well until creamy. Remove the pot from the heat.
  3. Chop 4 slices of Oscar Mayer® Bacon and stir into the mac and cheese, along with the chipotle sauce and Kraft® Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Mix until well combined and the cheese is melted.
  4. Transfer the mac and cheese to a serving bowl, then sprinkle the smoked paprika and crumble the remaining 2 strips of bacon on top. Serve warm.
  5. Enjoy!
Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese