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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

It’s lunch week here on Mommy Moment and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to talk about how leftovers make great lunches.

baked macaroni and cheese

Baked macaroni and cheese using local Bothwell cheese is a favorite in our home, so I try to make extra and then the next morning I put it piping hot into a thermos for the girls to enjoy at school.

Here is our family favorite baked macaroni and cheese (with bacon) recipe.
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baked macaroni and cheese
Yield: 4-6

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This baked homemade macaroni and cheese with bacon is creamy and delicious. Be sure to make extra as the leftovers will not last long.


  • 4 cups cooked macaroni
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded old Bothwell cheddar
  • 3/4 cup shredded Bothwell black truffle cheese
  • 1/2 package of bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook macaroni 6-8 minutes or till desired firmness.
  2. While cooking macaroni, fry bacon till crispy.
  3. Shred both cheese's together in one container.
  4. Drain macaroni - while it is straining in a colander , put butter into the pot that the macaroni cooked in.
  5. Add the cream and milk and stir together. Slowly add in the cheeses constantly stirring. Once it is smooth, add the macaroni and crumbled bacon.
  6. Transfer the macaroni and cheese sauce to a buttered oven safe casserole dish with a lid.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Add chopped onion greens before serving if desired.
  8. enjoy
  9. (This recipe can easily be doubled for school lunch leftovers - if you like it creamier, you can always add more cream)

Do you ever pack leftovers for your children so they can enjoy a hot lunch?

Have you ever tried Bothwell Cheese? I grew up on it, and nothing compares.

My husband made a Poutine Dog using the Bothwell Squeak’rs -aka cheese curds- and now all his friends think he is a hero!

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Elva Roberts

Thursday 17th of December 2015

I have never baked macaroni with cheese before but your recipe sounds so delicious that I know that I will have to bake it. Thank you for the recipe.

Krista M

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

Have I given my kids mac & cheese in their lunch before? Yes. Was it frozen/microwavable mac & cheese? Yep. Was it homemade, beautiful & cheesy like this recipe? HECK NO! Next time I promise I won't be so lazy & I'll give them something wonderful like this!!


Friday 31st of July 2015

I love homemade Mac and Cheese!! Sounds delish must make!! :)

Mark Cook

Tuesday 9th of September 2014

mac and cheese is a great dish, the only ingredient i would add is fried onions, cooked dark.

Dawn Rader

Saturday 18th of January 2014

my youngest is a mac and cheese fanatic! I am always on the look out for a good recipe that the whole family will love! Thanks for sharing! can't wait to try this!

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