Soups & Sides

Bourbon-Candied Bacon Mac & Cheese

White Cheddar Mac & Cheese with Bourbon-Candied Bacon is a decadent and delicious dish that is perfect for a special occasion. The creamy mac and cheese is made with white cheddar cheese and is topped with crispy, bourbon-candied bacon. The combination of flavors is simply irresistible.
1 hr
Serves 4
  • 1 pound White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Jack Daniel’s bourbon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 slices thick-cut bacon


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, bourbon, paprika, and black pepper.
  • Spread bacon slices out on prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush each slice of bacon with the brown sugar mixture.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is crispy and browned.
  • Transfer mac and cheese to a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with bacon and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until bubbly and heated through.
  • Let mac and cheese cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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