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Bacon, Chipotle & Cheddar Mac 'n Cheese

Prep Time: 20 Min  |  Cook Time: 35 Min  |  Servings: 6
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Bacon, Chipotle & Cheddar Mac 'n Cheese
Prep Time
20 Min
Cook Time
35 Min

A simple stovetop cheese sauce is taken up a notch with chipotle peppers and 18-month aged Cheddar, then the dish is made even more delicious with a crisp bacon topping.

  • 2 pkg (12 oz.) Sargento® 18-Month Aged Cheddar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 3/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni pasta, cooked and drained
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Reserve 1 cup (4 oz.) cheese; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan set over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 to 3
  3. minutes or until lightly browned. Add milk, a splash at a time, stirring until each addition is smooth before adding the next one. Stir in mustard, chipotle, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook, stirring often, until mixture is bubbling and thickened (do not boil). Remove from heat. Whisk in cheese, a handful at a time, until melted and well combined.
  5. Stir cooked macaroni into cheese sauce until well coated. Scrape into greased 13- x 9-inch casserole dish. Sprinkle with reserved cheese and bacon.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chives.

Serving Size


*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 31.00g 48%
Sat. Fat 19.00g 95%
Mono Unsat. Fat 8.00g
Poly Unsat. Fat 1.00g
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 970mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 168RE
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Calcium 554mg 60%
Iron 1mg 6%