Chicken Mac and Cheese with bacon is an easy casserole that’s filled with comforting flavors.

This is a  hearty and flavorful homemade casserole that the family will love it! Pasta is topped with a scrumptious, creamy sauce that was mixed with chicken and bacon for protein-rich dish is sure to satisfy the kids – and the adults will want seconds too! 
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Chicken Mac and Cheese with Bacon

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Ingredients & Variations

CHICKEN: Buy a rotisserie chicken and use the meat from the chicken for this mac and cheese. Another option is to make some easy shredded chicken or to cook some air fryer chicken breasts and add the chopped chicken to the mixture. 

SAUCE: A jar of alfredo will make this mac and cheese recipe so smooth and creamy. A jar of condensed mushroom soup and some milk will make it extra creamy. A little bit of cheddar cheese will give it that extra gooey goodness that makes mac and cheese so irresistible.  

VARIATIONS: The joy of mac and cheese is that there are so many slight variations that can be made to the dish. It tastes incredible stuffed with stewed or Rotel tomatoes, add some jalapenos for the spice-loving crowd, mix in some fried onions or have them as an extra topping.

For a splash of healthy green add some broccoli florets. Add a little garlic, and pepper to taste. 

How to Make Chicken Mac and Cheese

The simplicity of this recipe is one of the best things about it. That, and how delicious it tastes with so little effort!

  1. Cook the macaroni.
  2. Mix together all the sauce ingredients with chicken and bacon.
  3. Drain macaroni and add to the sauce mixture. 
  4. Add the toppings (per recipe below) and bake!

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Tips for Storing

This recipe makes for the best leftovers! The flavors have time to blend and it tastes great the next day. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container, tightly sealed.

To Reheat:  Reheat either in the microwave or in the oven with a little milk or cream mixed in to keep it from drying out too much.

To Freee: Store in a freezer bag or a sealed freezer-safe container for 3 to 4 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight, before reheating.

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Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese with Bacon Recipe

This Chicken Mac 'n Cheese with bacon is the most perfect comfort food!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author The Shortcut Kitchen

Ingredients  

  • 12 ounces macaroni noodles cooked and drained
  • 14.5 ounces Alfredo sauce
  • 1 can mushroom soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded, divided
  • 2 cups chicken cooked and chopped
  • ½ cup bacon cooked, divided

Instructions 

  • Cook macaroni according to package instructions.
  • Combine Alfredo sauce, mushroom soup, milk, 1 ½ cups of cheese, chicken, and ¼ cup of bacon in a casserole dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese and bacon.
  • Bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To Reheat, pop it in the microwave or on the stove with a little milk to keep it from drying out. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 825mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American

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    1. Great question Jessica! I’ve updated the recipe to indicate that yes, the bacon is cooked. Thank you for asking!

  1. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe tonight for supper and absolutely loved it ..tasted even better the next day ..will add few vegs for color next time ..great receipe thank you ..5 stars in my book ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  2. 5 stars
    Nothing much better than a great macaroni and cheese recipe for dinner! This recipe with chicken and bacon takes it to another level.

  3. 5 stars
    OMG! That totally looks like it should be illegal. Not only does it look amazing but I love how easy this recipe is. Thanks so much for a delicious recipe.