Recipe: Smokey Mac & Cheese Pasta

Smokey Mac & Cheese Pasta
Smokey Mac & Cheese Pasta

  • Recipe Serves   4
  • Preparation Time   15 min
  • Cooking Time   15 min


  • 2 slices  thick cut bacon, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 package  Knorr® Pasta Sides™ – Chicken flavor
  • 2 cups cut-up cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese [or Cheddar ]


  • Cook bacon in medium saucepan over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Stir red peppers and onion into saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from saucepan and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Garnish, if desired, with chopped parsley.Tip: 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!Credit: Photo and recipe are property of ©2013 Unilever United States.

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