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How to Cook 3-Ingredient Meaty Mac 'n' Cheese

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Three-ingredient meaty mac 'n' cheese

Three-ingredient meaty mac 'n' cheese

Meaty Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe: 3 Ingredients

Mac 'n' cheese, otherwise known as macaroni and cheese, is a popular main or side dish that is made with pasta and cheese. Some recipes incorporate additional ingredients, like meats and vegetables. It can be cooked on the stovetop or baked in the oven.

In order to minimize the number of ingredients and also to decrease the cooking time, I used Magnolia Cheezee Squeeze, a local brand here in the Philippines. As an alternative, you could replace this ingredient with Kraft Cheez Whiz.

Creamy mac 'n' cheese recipe

Creamy mac 'n' cheese recipe

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

20 min

25 min

2 to 3 servings


For the Pasta:

  • 150 grams macaroni
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt

For the sauce:

  • 100 grams bacon
  • 1/4 cup Magnolia Cheezee Squeeze (cheddar flavor)


For Preparation:

  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 medium bowl
  • 1 small bowl
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

For Cooking:

  • Cooking spoon
  • Pot
  • Pan
  • Strainer
  • Bowl


  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. Fry bacon until crispy.
  3. Add cheese sauce and cooked pasta.
  4. Cook everything until well blended.

Tips and Techniques

  • Add salt to the pasta water in order to enhance the flavor.
  • Do not add oil to the pasta water.
  • Allow cooking water to come to a boil before adding the pasta. This lessens the cooking time and prevents the pasta from sticking together.
  • Stir pasta constantly while cooking in order to prevent sticking.
  • If you wish to make the cheese sauce thinner, add a bit of milk.
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