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Bacon Mac n Cheese Cups

Show-stopping bites that your guests will love! These Bacon Mac n Cheese Cups are perfect to make for the big game! Each bite full of creamy mac n cheese but served in a crispy, salty bacon cup!

Make these with any Mac n Cheese that you have or make them with our Bacon Mac n Cheese for more bacon in every bite!

Small cups made of bacon stuffed with macaroni and cheese on a plate

Football season is here! To celebrate I’ve partnered with a bunch of bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans! We’re all sharing recipes today that are great to serve at your house while cheering on your favorite team! (Go Ram’s!  Go Huskers!)  

Last month we shared our favorite tailgating recipes, and now we are sharing more than 60 recipes ideas for celebrating on game day. Click on their links below to join in!

I’m sharing a recipe for Bacon Mac n Cheese Cups!  They are bite-sized bacon cups that are stuffed with a creamy rich gouda mac n cheese!  

I knew I had to do another version of these bacon cups because they were one of my most popular posts from this summer.  (See the Baked Bean Bacon Cups here!)  Serving them for a football game seemed ideal because well you know?  BACON!!

I guarantee these Bacon Mac n Cheese Cups will go fast. People can’t seem to get enough of them.  You can make the mac n cheese the day ahead and just warm it up while you are baking the bacon cups.

If you are as big a fan as I am I know you hate to be all consumed in the kitchen instead of watching the game.  The recipe is so quick to assemble you won’t miss out on much of the big game!

bacon and macaroni and cheese together on a plate as an appetizer
Yield: 36 cups

Bacon Mac n Cheese Cups

Show stopping bites that your guests will love! These Bacon Mac n Cheese Cups are perfect to make for the big game! Each bite full of creamy mac n cheese but served in a crispy, salty bacon cup!

Show stopping bites that your guests will love! These Bacon Mac n Cheese Cups are perfect to make for the big game! Each bite full of creamy mac n cheese but served in a crispy, salty bacon cup!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 36 slices of Bacon
  • 1/2 recipe Gouda Mac N Cheese

topping (optional)



  1. Each slice of bacon will yield one "nest.
  2. Preheat oven to 450.
  3. Roll bacon to be 1/3 longer than it starts out as. The reason you buy thick cut bacon is because you are able to make it a longer piece, if you start with regular length bacon, the bacon becomes too thin and breaks in baking.
  4. Once rolled out, cut bacon into 2 pieces. Cut one piece that is 1/3 of the length, leaving a second piece that is 2/3 the length of the original piece.
  5. Starting on the bottom with the longer piece, place bacon over bottom, then wrap around the edges making a cup like shape.
  6. Fill in any gap at bottom with the second piece making the cup "sealed" (This is important so baked bean juices don't seep through.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes until bacon is crisp.
  8. Remove from pan, and allow to cool on a paper towel or parchment paper.


  1. On a baking sheet covered with Parchment paper place each bacon cup.
  2. Fill with Macaroni and cheese (about a spoonful each)
  3. Melt butter in microwave for 30 seconds.
  4. Mix panko and butter until well combined.
  5. Sprinkle a little panko over each Mac n cheese stuffed bacon cup.
  6. Warm in oven for 15 mins at 300° until panko is golden brown.
  7. Serve immediately.


All recipe calorie information was calculated on what I purchased to make this recipe in My Fitness Pal. When you make the recipe, the calorie content could vary depending on what specific ingredients/brands you actually use. Please take that into consideration if you are following a strict diet.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

36 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 128Carbohydrates: 8gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g

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Sunday 10th of September 2017

Made these for the Trojan game! Loved them!


Sunday 23rd of October 2016

These look crazy good! Can't wait to try with gluten free pasta!


Wednesday 26th of October 2016

Im glad you liked it Sandi! Let me know what GF pasta you find that you like with it! Im always looking for the Right one! ~m

Take Two Tapas

Thursday 20th of October 2016

These are a stroke of genius! I love bacon, who doesn't, but with mac and cheese? I will be popping these in my mouth all night long. Better make two batches.


Friday 7th of October 2016


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