Next time you head to the grocery store, leave the boxed macaroni and cheese on the shelf. Once you’ve tried this easy bacon mac and cheese casserole, your family won’t want any other substitute!

This is definitely not your ordinary mac and cheese recipe. We used not one but three different cheeses—cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Parmesan—are blended together for a taste the kids (and adults) will absolutely love.

Our bacon mac and cheese casserole recipe is an excellent weeknight meal, but it’s so good your family is sure to request it as a regular side-dish.

A bowl with a serving of homemade bacon mac and cheese casserole.

Bacon Mac and Cheese Casserole Recipe

Leave the boxed macaroni and cheese at the grocery. Once you’ve tried our easy bacon mac and cheese casserole, you won’t want any other substitute!


Yield: 12 servings
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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bring water to boiling in a large pot and add noodles, boiling 3-4 minutes, just to get them started. Strain and set aside.
  • Small dice bacon and sauté until crispy in a large skillet. Remove bacon and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain bacon fat from pan and save for another use. Return pan to medium heat. Melt butter and sauté garlic for 30 seconds. Add flour and whisk to blend. Cook for 1 minute then add milk and cream. Whisk to blend and let simmer for 3 minutes. Add salt, pepper, sage, rosemary and mustard. Simmer 2 more minutes.
  • Add all 3 cheeses; stir until melted then fold in noodles and sautéed bacon. Pour into greased 9" x 13" pan and top with breadcrumbs. Drizzle with melted butter and bake 20-25 minutes.


Make mac ‘n’ cheese ahead of time so it’s ready to go when you are!
Calories: 566kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 42g, Saturated Fat: 25g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 126mg, Sodium: 861mg, Potassium: 183mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g
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Bacon mac and cheese casserole recipe

Bacon mac and cheese casserole recipe