Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese

Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac 'n Cheese Recipe and Video


Bacon-spiked macaroni and cheese in just 15 minutes! Our Progresso™ Recipe Starters® creamy three cheese cooking sauce plus American cheese slices make it extra cheesy and creamy. Check our oven directions if you prefer you mac baked.


  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 (9 ounce) pouch Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy three cheese cooking sauce
  • 8 slices American cheese, diced
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cooked real bacon pieces or bits
  • Progresso® Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs


  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package; keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat cooking sauce to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon; set aside. Stir in pasta and remaining bacon. If necessary, cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Mix reserved bacon with bread crumbs; sprinkle over pasta.

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Nutritional Information

Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac 'n Cheese

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 466.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 56 %
carbohydrates: 10 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 5 %
fat: 41 %
saturated fat: 71 %
cholesterol: 25 %
vitamin a iu: 11 %
niacin equivalents: 40 %
vitamin b6: 5 %
vitamin c:
folate: 1 %
calcium: 32 %
iron: 6 %
magnesium: 12 %
potassium: 5 %
sodium: 70 %
thiamin: 2 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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