Bacon Mac & White Cheddar

Simple stovetop mac and cheese made with crispy bacon.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, butter, cheese, cream, macaroni, pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • ½ pound thick-cut bacon diced
  • ½ pound macaroni1 dry
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon each salt & pepper
  • 3 cups old white cheddar cheese shredded


  • Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  • Heat a large pot or skillet over medium and add bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crispy. Set cooked bacon aside on a plate, reserving 2 tablespoons of fat in the pot.
  • Add butter and flour to the reserved bacon fat and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add cream, milk, mustard powder, salt & pepper to pot. Stir until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Remove the pot from heat and add the shredded cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
  • Add cooked bacon and cooked macaroni to sauce and stir to combine. Serve immediately.


  1. This recipe yields a very saucy mac & cheese.  Add more macaroni noodles if you prefer less sauce. 

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