Stupid-Easy Recipe for Mac and Cheese with Bacon (#1 Top-Rated)


The classic comfort food at its best.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Mac and Cheese with Bacon.

1. Info for Mac and Cheese with Bacon

  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Servings: 6
  • Calories: 113.53 kcal

2. Ingredients for Mac and Cheese with Bacon

  • 1 lb whole wheat pasta
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsps whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat swiss cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 slices turkey bacon, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

3. Directions:

  1. In a large pot, boil salted water and cook pasta according to directions.
  2. Drain pasta in a colander or strainer.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the milk, broth, and flour with a whisk until the flour has dissolved.
  4. Pour the milk mixture, garlic powder, basil, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper into a medium saucepan sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until the milk begins to thicken.
  6. Add the Swiss cheese and Parmesan cheese. Continue to stir the sauce for about three minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  7. In a small pan sprayed with cooking spray, cook the turkey bacon pieces over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until they are crispy. Set bacon aside on a plate lined with a paper towel.
  8. Fold the cheese sauce into the pasta. Be sure not to stir too vigorously, or you’ll end up tearing the noodles.
  9. Top with bacon pieces and serve.

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