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Extra Cheesy Baked Bacon Mac & Cheese

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Bake Time:

20 minutes

Total Time:

1 hour


4-6 servings




  • 16 ounces dried elbow macaroni

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 8 ounces white american cheese, cubed

  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, cubed

  • 4 ounces smoked gouda cheese, cubed

  • 2 ounces parmesan cheese, shredded 

  • 16 ounces bacon, cooked and chopped

  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs

Tools Needed

Baking Dish

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  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish and set aside.

  2. In a large pot, boil water over medium-high heat and cook macaroni until al dente. Drain and return to pot.

  3. Add milk, butter, pepper, salt, onion, and garlic. Mix well.

  4. Set stove to low heat, and add american cheese, cheddar cheese, and gouda. Mix until hot and melted. Stir in ¾ of the bacon then pour into prepared baking dish.

  5. Evenly sprinkle bread crumbs over the macaroni, followed by the remaining bacon, then parmesan. 

  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and topping is browned.

  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Tags

Dinner, Side Dish, Pasta

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