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Bacon Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

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All the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger come through in each bite of this loaded mac and cheese. You'll never reach for the box again! The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon salt (for pasta water)
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 8 ounces Gouda cheese (grated)
  • 4 ounces American cheese (grated)
  • 1/2 medium onion (finely diced)
  • 12 strips bacon
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (for beef)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (for beef, plus more for serving)
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • black pepper (to taste, for beef)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (for cheese sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for cheese sauce)
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper (or black pepper)
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    Calories660Calories from Fat350
    Total Fat39g60%
    Saturated Fat20g100%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat350
    Total Carbohydrate41g14%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    MeletKit 4 months ago
    The texture was good and so was the balance of noodles and meat. A little too much meat for my preference and the cheese wasn’t as flavorful as I wanted it to be, but all in all good 👍
    Clark 7 months ago
    Oustanding! So cheesy and delicious.
    Anna Tallman 9 months ago
    We make this regularly. We've even got friends of ours making it pretty consistently. Overall, I'd recommend it to just about anyone as a nice comfort-food kinda dinner!
    Dana M. a year ago
    yummy...making it again today ..everyone loved it
    Sarah a year ago
    very good. the whole family really liked it.
    Miranda Reinwand a year ago
    More bacon less sauce
    Burger Bagel 2 years ago
    It was amazing. I recommend this to anyone who is catering to 4+ people.
    Sarah Weinberg 2 years ago
    For a newbie cook, it was very labor intensive but for my first meal ive ever cooked from scratch family gave it two thumbs up. For me personally Ill take out the mustard or do less mustard taste. BUT it was worth it!!
    W 2 years ago
    turned out well. took a bit long to get on the table for my first time, but it's worth making again. i would probably leave the bacon out next time.
    Hello, Stephanie 2 years ago
    It was amazing! A lot of steps but it was simple steps like building a lasagna. My family gave it 2 thumbs up and want me to put it on our normal meal menu. The whole pan was ate at dinner with no leftovers. Also, I didn’t cook the bacon in slices and then crumble. I sliced the bacon and then cooked it til brown and crispy. I think the pieces of bacon were bigger this way and you had the nice crunching bite among the macaroni and burger.
    Benjamin 3 years ago
    Hard for a beginner like me. But real good
    Akino C. 3 years ago
    turned out way more awesome than I thought it was. I eat it everyday.
    Tiffany Hillyer 3 years ago
    Used a different pasta than elbow macaroni and used shredded cheese instead of grated.
    Rodney Hammonds 3 years ago
    The family loved it.
    Rahim 3 years ago
    a lot of prep work for something not that flavorful. wouldnt make it again
    Ashley Stickney 3 years ago
    was delicious! I added a whole medium onion, and it was great.
    Jessica DeWitt 3 years ago
    As others noted, it took a while to prepare. However, it turned out really well. The meat concoction was particularly tasty, and all of the different elements went together to make a really hardy meal.
    User Testing Chef 4 years ago
    It took a long time to prep, but it turned out great! My husband and teenage boys all went back for seconds!
    Siegel 4 years ago
    Turned out well. Didn't take as much time as the other reviewers said. Good casserole dinner when you aren't sure what to make. Everyone ate it and there was no fighting.
    Sharleen 4 years ago
    Turned out good, but there are so many steps involved. Make sure you have a lot of time.
    Great, but it needs a tad more salt. 1 tbsp vs tsp. in the meat step.