10 Incredible Add-Ins for Macaroni and Cheese


Crumbled Bacon (1 of 10)

Crumbled Bacon

Crumbled Bacon(1 of 10)



Crisp, salty bacon meets creamy, cheesy goodness when you add it to your favorite made-from-scratch macaroni and cheese recipe. Fry the bacon before you add it to the macaroni or it will end up soggy and chewy.

Alternately, you can bake the bacon in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 15 minutes. This frees you up to focus on the rest of the recipe, which is great if you’re grating your own cheese or trying to make sure the heavy whipping cream in your sauce doesn’t curdle or burn.