Macaroni and Cheese Pizza with Bacon and Green Onions

The ultra decadent macaroni and cheese pizza would make a great splurge meal or a fun appetizer if cut into small squares. 

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I try to cook fairly healthy meals for my family, things like quinoa, hearty salads, and lots of great chicken recipes.

But I believe in all things in moderation. This leaves room for food like Mac and Cheese Pizza. With bacon. An over-the-top, ultra-decadent splurge food. Get out your stretchy pants, you’re going to need them for this recipe.

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Not only is this PIZZA — but it’s topped with carbs, cheese, and bacon. All good things, obviously.

In lieu of the sauce that is traditionally found on pizza, I opted for a super creamy stove-top macaroni and cheese. This kept the pizza from getting too dry. I used one of my favorite cheeses, sharp white cheddar to give lots of amazing flavor to the pizza. I topped it with crispy bacon (Because, well, just because. Bacon.) and sliced green onions to freshen the whole thing up.

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This pizza was an obvious addition to Mac and Cheese Mania. My co-host, Brandy was feeling the bacon love today with her Orzo, Bacon and Greens with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce.

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This recipe is sponsored by the United Dairy Industry of MI.  The United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) represents Michigan’s hardworking dairy farm families who provide fresh, wholesome milk, cheese and yogurt to you and your family. As a born and raised Michigan girl, I absolutely love developing recipes for UDIM to bring to you as well as to the people that utilize UDIM’s website to find great recipes.

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(Psst–Make sure to head over to Mac and Cheese Mania to enter to win great prizes!)

I also think that this macaroni and cheese pizza would make a great appetizer cut up into smaller pieces. I know the big game has come and passed, but this would be a great meal for that kind of sports-related gathering. Total man food. Woman food too, if you’re anything like me. Grab a beer and enjoy.

Macaroni and Cheese Pizza -- Find the recipe on RachelCooks.com

Macaroni and Cheese Pizza with Bacon and Green Onions

The ultra decadent macaroni and cheese pizza would make a great splurge meal or a fun appetizer if cut into small squares.

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Ingredients:

  • pizza dough for one pizza crust
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 ounces evaporated milk
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces sharp white cheddar, grated and divided
  • 12 ounces center-cut bacon, cut into thin strips, cooked until crisp, grease drained
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced, for topping/garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Roll out pizza dough to desired thickness (I used an 11×14 pan and my crust nearly came to the edges). Prebake the crust for 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the macaroni and cheese. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook to al dente as directed on the package. Drain, return to pan, reduce heat to low, and add butter. Stir until butter is melted. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cayenne, and mustard powder. Stir this mixture into the pasta and add about 10 ounces of the cheese. Continue stirring for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted and creamy.
  4. Pour macaroni and cheese onto prebaked pizza crust and spread it out evenly. Top with cooked bacon and remaining cheese. Return to oven and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.
  5. Garnish with sliced green onions. Serve hot.
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Verdict: What’s not to love?

Husband’s take: He definitely ate WAY more of this than I did. As it should be.

Changes I would make next time: None are necessary. Definitely easy to adapt though — throw some pepperoni on instead of bacon for a traditional pizza flavor.

Difficulty: Slightly time consuming but easy!

Make sure to head over to Mac and Cheese Mania to get inspired by all our great blogger friends who helped us kick off this event. You can also see what prizes are up for grabs and find out how easy it is to enter! 

Disclosure: I developed this recipe on behalf of the United Dairy Industry of MI but all opinions about MI Dairy and Mac and Cheese Pizza are my own. 

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19 comments

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  2. Thats awesome! What a wonderful idea! While I am in the intense phase of my half marathon training cycle, I can enjoy nice big servings of foods like this! One of the perks of being an elite athlete is that I burn off the calories….but I work so hard so I earn it :) Pinning right now!

  3. interesting fusion of two favorite foods

  4. Is this for real? I love the sound of macaroni and cheese and pizza in the same recipe!

  5. Rachel, I’m fairly certain some angels sang when you published this post. It’s over the top in the most heavenly way possible!

  6. loooove pizza so of course we should pile it with mac!

  7. Wow, this looks amazing! I really need to try the recipe out :)

  8. Okay, Yeah I need this in my LIFE NOW!! wow!

  9. Yeah you basically just paved the way to heaven.

  10. Everything about this …. just, yes please!!!

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  12. Wow. Just… wow. Carbs PLUS carbs PLUS all of that cheesy goodness AND bacon? Heaven. I am loving this mac n’cheese mania!

  13. Okay, so there’s a Chuck E Cheese type place nearby called John’s Incredible Pizza and they have mac and cheese pizza that is so bad it’s good, you know? But I’ve never actually made it at home — and now with your recipe (which I can tell will be 3284768274 times better) I MUST. Drooling!!

  14. My kids are going to go crazy for this mac and cheese pizza! Sharing!

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  17. Perfect! And I love that it includes a vegetable…whaaat? Green onions are a veggie, right? Can’t wait to make this!

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