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Three Cheese Skillet Bacon Mac and Cheese

Flavorful three cheese macaroni and cheese with salty bacon, cooked and served from in oven safe skillet.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pasta
Servings: 6


  • 1 lb mini rigatoni pasta
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 Tb unsalted butter
  • 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 2 C milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dry Mustard
  • 4 oz Havarti cheese shredded
  • 8 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/3 C Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 tsp Parsley


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Boil water in a large saucepan, cooking pasta according to box directions.
  • Cook bacon to desired crispness in a medium skillet over medium heat. Drain and chop.
  • Heat a 12-inch oven safe skillet over medium heat. Add butter and garlic, cooking for 30 seconds. Add flour, whisking until smooth. Add milk, salt, pepper and dry mustard. Stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes or until warm. Add shredded extra sharp and Havarti cheese, whisking until smooth and creamy. Drain pasta, add to skillet with bacon. Gently stir to coat.
  • In a small bowl combine Panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan and parsley. Sprinkle over pasta. Bake for 25-30 minutes or lightly golden. Serve immediately.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel