Bacon and Macaroni Recipe

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I've prepared this dish on the stovetop and in the microwave...either way, it's a down-home dinner that my husband can't resist. The blend of bacon and cheese is unbeatable.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 14 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 307 calories, 24g fat (9g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 597mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon; drain. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons parsley, sugar, garlic powder and pepper to drippings; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Stir in macaroni; heat through, stirring occasionally. Combine cheese and remaining parsley; sprinkle over casserole.
  2. Microwave Directions: In a 2-qt. microwave-safe baking dish, heat bacon on high for 2-1/2 minutes; discard fat. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes more or until bacon is crisp. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings; stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons parsley, sugar, garlic powder and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in macaroni; cover and cook on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Combine cheese and remaining parsley; sprinkle over casserole. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Bacon and Macaroni in Country Pork 1996, p61

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Bevjeans User ID: 4470458 21451
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"My grandmother taught me this recipe. However, we used tomato soup. So goooood, reminds me of my childhood."

3girls4boys User ID: 5923510 48464
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"It was a hit in my house! The boys all loved the flavor that the bacon brought to the dish. It was a little on the sweet side from the tomato sauce/paste, but not over whelming. I will be making this again, altough I will be adding some mushrooms, and either some cream cheese or cottage cheese to make the sauce a little bit creamier."

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