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

Updated on December 12, 2019
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Three-ingredient meaty mac 'n' cheese
Three-ingredient meaty mac 'n' cheese | Source

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
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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 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 the 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.

stovetop mac and cheese
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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      13 months ago from Manila

      Hi Pamela,

      You are right. Those people include me as well. I really love any kind of pasta dishes with cheese and bacon on it.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      13 months ago from Manila

      Hello Liz,

      I agree with you. Squeezy cheese makes food preparation easy, especially to busy individuals like me.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      13 months ago from Sunny Florida

      This dish looks great. I think most people like macaomi and cheese and bacon.

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      Anita Martin 

      13 months ago

      Pasta is my down fall

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      I like the shortcut with the squeezy cheese. I have also added tuna instead of bacon.


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