Cheese it up with Bacon Mac and Cheese and Kraft Coupons!

 

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This past weekend I turned another year older and celebrated my Birthday with my family. My husband had to work on the actual day so he said to think of something I haven’t eaten in a long time and we would go pick it up when he got home. I had something cheesy in mind and knowing that I had just printed some great Kraft coupons, a new recipe for me was unfolding in my mind.

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We are a family of seven so I’m always hunting for coupon deals. I use a lot of printable coupons in my shopping each week to stretch our dollars further. Feeding five growing kiddos can get costly. I love saving so we can use the extra money to go on short vacations or an extra special treat.

When my husband got home from work that night, I already knew where we would go shopping. I love how my local Walmart offers low prices and is so close to my home. We shop there a lot and are very familiar with where most everything is located. We picked up a 16 oz bag of Kraft Mozzarella cheese, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese 5 pack, and a 1 1/2 lb package of Oscar Mayer Butcher Thick Cut Bacon.

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The next day we celebrated my birthday and that evening we all gathered around to make supper together. I haven’t had Bacon Mac and Cheese in months and knowing how my kids love Macaroni and Cheese I knew they would like what we were about to make.

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My husband started on the bacon and steaming broccoli while the kiddos and I worked on a side salad. This year our garden is the best that it has ever been. I was pretty happy to be able to make a salad and get some broccoli to go with our meal.

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When the broccoli was nice and soft and the bacon was all ready to crumble up it was time to cook the macaroni and cheese. My son loves helping with that part because he says it looks “cool” when the  hard macaroni expands and turns into soft pasta.

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The next part looked like a buffet. All the kids took turns adding the broccoli and crumbled bacon to the macaroni and cheese. After that was mixed up nice and well they topped it off with mozzarella cheese to make it even cheesier.

We then put it into the oven and let the cheese melt.

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It looked so good coming out of the oven. Happy Birthday to me! 😉

Bacon Mac and Cheese with Broccoli Recipe

What you will need:

  • 16 oz bag of Kraft Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 boxes of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese (all depending on the size of your family you may use more or less)
  • 1/2 lb of Oscar Mayer Butcher Thick Cut Bacon (use more or less if desired)
  • Fresh Broccoli crown
  • Milk
  • Margarine or Butter

Directions:

  • Start bacon and broccoli at the same time. Steam broccoli in a pot with enough water to cover it and cook bacon thoroughly until very crispy.
  • When half of the amount of bacon is cooked start boiling water in a large pot to cook the macaroni and cheese. By the time that the macaroni and cheese has been prepared your bacon will be all cooked and ready to be crumbled on the side as well as your broccoli.
  • After mixing the macaroni and cheese together it’s time to crumble the cooled bacon and cut the broccoli into small pieces.
  • Add the bacon and broccoli to the prepared macaroni and cheese and mix well.
  • Top with Mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake on 350 degrees F for around 10 minutes until mozzarella cheese is melted.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

By using Kraft printable coupons I was able to feed my large family this particular meal for under $7.00!

If you haven’t printed these awesome coupons from Kraft yet, you better hurry!  These coupons are limited and tend to go fast.

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  • jared’s mum

    this sure looks delish! i wish i can make one on my birthday this month. shopping + saving are 2 of my favorite things, lucky of you to be able to get these many items at the groceries + enjoy as much savings. i wish coupons are also famous here!

    happy birthday! ^_^

  • Apoorv

    seems delicious , i love cheese..

  • Ashley Nicholas

    YUM! This definitely looks like my kind of meal! Anything with bacon and cheese has got to be amazing!

  • Herchel Scruggs

    Bacon mac and cheese sounds so yummy! I wonder why I have never thought of adding bacon before!

  • Anonymous

    Bacon mac and cheese sounds so yummy! I have never thought to put bacon in my mac and cheese….that’s weird, right?

  • Aisha Kristine Chong

    I soo want to givr this a try haha! Mixed of all my favorites!

  • suzanne barber

    Oh Heavens! My kiddos would love this! They are always begging me to buy good ‘ol Kraft Mac N Cheese 🙂

  • Geanine

    Thank you so much for sharing!! My brother made a recipe similar a while ago and refused to share. Now I can make my own, you rock!

  • jane

    this is a lifesaver! i am currently thinking what to cook with cheese as we have lots of left over from pizza i will do this to dya!

  • Kathy

    I love that you only spent $7. Kraft has some affordable options for large families.

  • Chrissy

    Oh man I LOVE bacon and Bacon Mac and Cheese sounds amazing! I will be trying this one out 🙂

  • samantha

    very inexpensive meal but i bet its delicious, i loved the pictures and i always love seeing children helping in the kitchen….mmmmm bacon!!

  • Michael

    If you invite me and Kungphoo over,he’ll do the dishes if you make this dish!!

  • Sandy Sandler

    Ohmygoodness!!! haha This Bacon Mac N Cheese looks delish! I’m going to make this!

  • Risa

    Yummy, easy, and inexpensive? Sign me up! I love this idea of fancier mac and cheese!

  • angela johnson

    wonder if I could come up with a healthy version of this. Good idea!

  • Leira Pagaspas

    You really got me hungry just by reading your blog posts. anything with cheese looks yummy to me…

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    I cant wait to make this. What a great way to change up Kraft Dinner. I know my kids will love this. Thanks for the recipe

  • Rena McDaniel-The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver

    This looks awesome! I have pinned it to my Foodie Inspiration board and can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Rosey

    That’s a fun way to get the kids to eat broccoli. My kids cannot resist mad & cheese, no matter what’s in it, so might as well fill it up with something healthy. 😉

  • Rebecca Swenor

    This looks and sounds really good. I love how cheesy it is and I will have to try making it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Birthday. 🙂

  • akshayravi

    looking yum yum!! thanks for sharing..

  • Nolie

    That looks so good. Thanks for the recipe i will be trying it soon.

  • Jenna Wood

    We put broccoli in our mac n cheese too! I always stock up on my favorite Kraft brands when I find good coupons!

  • Roch

    Kraft is always big on cheese. It’s great that you can incorporate veggies to your kids’ diet and they are happy to eat them.

  • Christie

    That’s a meal my whole family would love. Bacon, always a good decision

  • Gabby

    This looks so yummy! My boyfriend would love it.

  • FamiGami

    YUM! That looks sinfully delicious. I love my KD and making it in new ways like this is always fun.

  • Michelle F.

    That looks so good! I love that you added bacon and mozzarella cheese.

  • Dawn

    That looks ridiculously good. I’m definitely going to be making this. It has everything I love. Cheese. Bacon… bacon.

  • Cory

    Looks delicious. It’s great that your kids got to participate in the cooking process. Oh, and happy (late) birthday.

  • carra d

    Looks good , thanks for sharing.

  • Anna

    bacon + mac&cheese + broccoli = GET IN MY BELLY! lol Seriously though, it sounds absolutely delicious!

  • Touristmeetstraveler

    Looks delicious, there’s no such thing as too much cheese!

  • Samantha Angell

    Happy late birthday! This looks like such a great recipe, and definitely easy enough to make for the whole family.

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