Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese with Bacon recipe

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This Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese with bacon is the most perfect comfort food!! It’s so yummy and actually easy to make!! It was a huge hit with my kids, even my two who cannot stand any green veggies 😉 They ate it in peace and even asked for seconds! Maybe this has magical powers….

Chicken Mac 'n Cheese with Bacon recipe

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5 from 1 vote
Servings: 8 servings
Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese with Bacon
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 
Author: JB
Course: dinner, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Macaroni and Cheese, chicken mac n cheese, Creamy Macaroni & Cheese Casserole, Mac ‘n Cheese, Mac ‘n Cheese Casserole

This Chicken Mac 'n Cheese with bacon is the most perfect comfort food!! It's easy to make and is a a huge hit with the entire family.

Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 pound macaroni noodles cooked and drained
  • 1 bag fresh spinach 9 oz, chopped
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups chicken chopped, cooked
  • 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In large saucepan, over medium heat, melt stick of butter.
  2. Once butter is melted, turn heat up to medium high and slowly stir in flour to make a roux.
  3. Slowly add the milk 1 cup at a time and stir continuously.
  4. Once the consistency is thickened up a bit and more sauce-like, slowly stir in the cheddar cheese.
  5. Turn off heat and stir in the chicken, 2/3 of the bacon crumbles (reserving a bit for topping) and fresh chopped spinach.
  6. Once well mixed, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. After sauce is seasoned, mix in the macaroni noodles and stir until well combined.
  8. Once mixture is combined well, add into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  9. Sprinkle remaining bacon crumbles on top.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 823, Fat: 52g, Saturated Fat: 24g, Cholesterol: 130mg, Sodium: 752mg, Potassium: 664mg, Carbohydrates: 54g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 7g, Protein: 32g, Vitamin A: 77.7%, Vitamin C: 11.4%, Calcium: 39.4%, Iron: 14.2%

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

JB

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