Smokey Mac & Cheese Pasta

Smokey Mac & Cheese Pasta

Mac & cheese with chicken and veggies is an easy dinner for any night of the week. A little bacon makes this cheesy pasta recipe extra rich and savory. Cook Knorr® Pasta Sides™ Chicken Flavor in the same pan used for the bacon to get the best flavor!

  • Recipe Serves: 4
  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 15 min


  • 2 slices thick cut bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 package Knorr® Pasta Sides™ - Chicken flavor
  • 2 cups bite-size chunks cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese o cheddar


  1. COOK bacon in medium saucepan over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Stir red pepper and onion into saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from saucepan and set aside.
  2. PREPARE Knorr® Pasta Sides™ - Chicken flavor in same saucepan according to package directions. Stir in chicken, cheese, peppers and onion during the last 2 minutes of cook time.
  3. GARNISH, if desired, with chopped parsley; now it’s delicious. Dig in!
Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information
Serving Size 1 serving Servings Per Container Value Amount Per Serving Nutrient Type
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310
Calories from Fat 70
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Sodium 540 mg
Total Carbs 27 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 31 g
Calcium 10 %
Iron 15 %
Vitamin C 15 %
Vitamin A 25 %