Smokey Mac & Cheese

4 Ratings
  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 4 servings
Smokey Mac & Cheese

An exciting twist on classic mac and cheese, this recipe adds thin strips of bacon, red bell pepper and rotisserie chicken to a timeless dish. Courtesy of Knorr Per serving: 320 calories, 16 g total fat, (7 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 670 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 5 g sugars, 19 g protein. % DV: 25% vitamin A, 80% vitamin C, 10% calcium, 8% iron

Cheese, Dinner, Main, North American, Quick and Easy


2 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into thin strips

1 cup (250 mL) yellow onion, chopped

1 cup (250 mL) red bell pepper, chopped

1 package Knorr® Sidekicks® Pasta - Chicken

½ cup (125 mL) Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

2 cups (500 mL) cut-up cooked rotisserie chicken

¼ cup (60 mL) fresh parsley, chopped


1. Cook bacon in 2 quart (2 litre) saucepan over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Stir red peppers and onion into saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from saucepan and set aside.

2. Prepare Knorr® Sidekicks® Pasta - Chicken in same saucepan according to package directions. Stir in chicken, cheese, peppers and onion during the last 2 minutes of cook time. Garnish with chopped parsley. Tip: Try reduced-sodium bacon in this recipe, you won’t know the difference!

See more: Cheese, Dinner, Main, North American, Quick and Easy

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