Easy One Pot Bacon Mac and Cheese

Easy One Pot Bacon Mac and Cheese

Easy One Pot Bacon Mac and Cheese
Easy One Pot Bacon Mac and Cheese
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Try this Easy One Pot Bacon Mac and Cheese for dinner and you won't be disappointed. This is one of the easiest meals you'll ever make, but also one of the most delicious. This creamy mac and cheese is further complemented by tasty bits of bacon and caramelized onions. Say goodbye to instant macaroni and cheese nights. This easy one pot recipe is just as simple to make, and tastes way better because it's made with real ingredients. Shredded Pepper Jack and Cheddar cheeses are combined with the creamy milk and noodle base to make a delicious meal everyone will run to the table for. Bring the meal together by adding in cooked bacon and tender caramelized onions at the end. You won't be able to get enough of this delicious homemade mac.

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Vessel Sizelarge pot

Difficulty LevelEasy


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups pasta (uncooked)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, caramelized


  1. In a deep pot over medium-high heat, add milk, pasta and salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, cook uncovered until pasta is al dente, about 8-10 minutes.

  2. Add cheeses and mix until melted.  Stir in bacon and onions.  Adjust seasoning to taste and serve.

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Macaroni and cheese is such a huge hit in my home on any day or occasion and adding caramelized onion and bacon to it, is sure to be a nice combination plus a nice change from the norm...then, with a little panko and a few extra minutes under a broiler it'll be the perfect way to top it off.


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