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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

It’s lunch week here on Mommy Moment and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to talk about how leftovers make great lunches.

baked macaroni and cheese

Baked macaroni and cheese using local Bothwell cheese is a favorite in our home, so I try to make extra and then the next morning I put it piping hot into a thermos for the girls to enjoy at school.

Here is our family favorite baked macaroni and cheese (with bacon) recipe.
baked mac and cheese bacon

4.9 from 15 reviews
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 4-6
This baked homemade macaroni and cheese with bacon is creamy and delicious. Be sure to make extra as the leftovers will not last long.
  • 4 cups cooked macaroni
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¾ cup shredded old Bothwell cheddar
  • ¾ cup shredded Bothwell black truffle cheese
  • ½ package of bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook macaroni 6-8 minutes or till desired firmness.
  2. While cooking macaroni, fry bacon till crispy.
  3. Shred both cheese's together in one container.
  4. Drain macaroni - while it is straining in a colander , put butter into the pot that the macaroni cooked in.
  5. Add the cream and milk and stir together. Slowly add in the cheeses constantly stirring. Once it is smooth, add the macaroni and crumbled bacon.
  6. Transfer the macaroni and cheese sauce to a buttered oven safe casserole dish with a lid.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Add chopped onion greens before serving if desired.
  8. enjoy
  9. (This recipe can easily be doubled for school lunch leftovers - if you like it creamier, you can always add more cream)

Do you ever pack leftovers for your children so they can enjoy a hot lunch?

Have you ever tried Bothwell Cheese? I grew up on it, and nothing compares.

My husband made a Poutine Dog using the Bothwell Squeak’rs -aka cheese curds- and now all his friends think he is a hero!

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  1. Valerie Godin says:

    I LOVE baked mac and cheese! Will give this recipe a try for sure :)

  2. A great comfort food for little and big ones.

  3. Maccaroni and Cheese is my comfort food – I LOVE it!
    Your recipe sounds SO yummy! I won’t be able to use the same cheese you do, but I will be testing out this recipe on my family VERY soon, like tomorrow perhaps 😉 That is if our A/C gets fixed!

  4. mmmm, homemade mac and cheese is a fav of mine!

  5. Delicious! I LOVE homemade mac n cheese!

  6. Deb Dorrington says:

    I absolutely love homemade Mac & Cheese, could eat it once a week easily. I like that you’ve added black truffle cheese to your recipe, must give it a try soon.

  7. Heidi C. says:

    My family loves mac ‘n cheese! I am not sure that I can find your fave cheeses but will use local substitutes.

  8. Heidi C. says:

    Moncton, NB :)!

  9. This looks yummy!

  10. Definitely trying the Mac and cheese! Sounds delish! K would love it on her lunch. Great idea. Thank you!

  11. Guppy5700 says:

    I’ve never tried this brand of cheese but anything with cheese and bacon is going to be delicious! 😀

  12. My son loves Mac and Cheese so I will definitely have to try this recipe

  13. I love to try different recipes for Mac N Cheese……going to try yours…thanks!

  14. Jayne Cameron says:

    We eat baked macaroni and cheese so I will definitely try this recipe for my family.

  15. Tammy Dalley says:

    Im always looking for a way to spice up my macaroni and cheese, adding green onions and bacon sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing

  16. Jennifer Naugler says:

    Always looking for new Mac and Cheese recipes. This one looks yummy!

  17. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    amazing recipe thanks for posting

  18. Anne Taylor says:

    This sounds delicious and I love that you added bacon to make it even more yummy! Thanks for the recipe, this would be great on a cool fall day!

  19. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    I love baked mac but most turn out dry I am going to try this thanks for posting

  20. Jayne Cameron says:

    I will definitely try this recipe. My whole family will Love it !

  21. Love baked macaroni, this recipe looks and sounds delicious.

  22. Darlene Schuller says:

    Oh I’m soo gonna have to try this!! I love Mac & Cheese, especially homemade and this recipe looks so tasty!

  23. Darlene Schuller says:

    You really have no idea how difficult it is to find a ‘good’ mac & cheese recipe.. I’m trying this either tomorrow or Saturday, I’ll be back to give you my review LOL <3

  24. Darlene Schuller says:

    This, was amazing!!! It’s now my go to for homemade mac & cheese!! Thank you so much!!!

  25. Darlene Schuller says:

    thank you soo much for sharing the recipe

  26. This recipe has become a favourite in our house! I make it with farmer sausage instead of the bacon and my kids devour it!

  27. That looks absolutely delicious, I know what we are having for supper tonight!

  28. One of my husband’s favourites

  29. seham merzib says:

    looks delish!

  30. MMM sounds good.
    Is that Bothwell, Ontario cheese?

  31. looks very good, I love homemade mac and cheese

  32. Leigh-Ann Murphy says:

    Will give this a try! I have the worst luck with homemade mac n cheese! Hopefully this will fix that =)

  33. I have never made baked macaroni and cheese. I think I will start.

  34. this looks so yummy and a little different then my recpie! I will have to give this one a try love love mac & cheese!

  35. amy lovell says:

    I have a majorly picky eater but whn she saw this she sid oo that looks yummy! Def gonna try it!

  36. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    wanted you to know I made this last night and they all flipped… ok I ate the most but still awesome thanks for sharing

  37. Dawn Rader says:

    my youngest is a mac and cheese fanatic! I am always on the look out for a good recipe that the whole family will love! Thanks for sharing! can’t wait to try this!

  38. mac and cheese is a great dish, the only ingredient i would add is fried onions, cooked dark.

  39. I love homemade Mac and Cheese!! Sounds delish must make!! :)

  40. Have I given my kids mac & cheese in their lunch before? Yes. Was it frozen/microwavable mac & cheese? Yep. Was it homemade, beautiful & cheesy like this recipe? HECK NO! Next time I promise I won’t be so lazy & I’ll give them something wonderful like this!!

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