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Bacon & Tomato Macaroni 'N Cheese

Bacon & Tomato Macaroni 'N Cheese

Bacon mac and cheese takes the flavors of a classic sandwich and a favorite comfort food and combines them in this hearty dish.

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20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time


12 ounces (3 cups) uncooked dried elbow macaroni

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 1/2 cups milk

8 ounces (2 cups) Land O Lakes® Deli American, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

8 ounces (2 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 medium (1 cup) tomato, seeded, chopped

4 slices (1/3 cup) crisply cooked bacon

1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley


Crumbled bacon, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling; stir in flour, salt, nutmeg and ground red pepper. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and very lightly browned. Add milk, 1/4 cup at a time, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Add cheeses; stir until melted and sauce is smooth. Add cooked macaroni, tomato, 1/3 cup crumbled bacon and parsley; stir until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Garnish with additional crumbled bacon, if desired.

Tip #1

Precooked bacon can be used to save time and make clean up easier.

Nutrition (1 serving)

480 Calories
27 Fat (g)
70 Cholesterol (mg)
880 Sodium (mg)
37 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
21 Protein (g)
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