Sneaky Mac n cheese


June 7, 2018

Sneaky Mac n cheese 5 0 5 6

Cheats way Mac n cheese, super cheesy and creamy and absolute heaven.
Can be served as a side or a complete main.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • 5 mins

    2 hrs

    2 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: 6 bowls as a main


1 jar Chicken tonight style Cheese and bacon sauce (or similar)

500g macaroni pasta

500g (or a packet) grated cheese

600mL thickened or cooking cream

350g diced bacon

Minced garlic - to your taste


1Place chicken tonight sauce, cheese, cream, garlic and bacon in slow cooker.

2Mix ingredients together and cook on high for 1 hour.

3Add in macaroni and cook for further hour



1This recipe is served great as a main or a side, depending on your meal.

2Remember to check your pasta before serving as it may not be cooked right through. This recipe was cooked in a 5.5L slow cooker and fed 2 people as a full meal with 4 servings left over.

Submitted by Kacey


7 Reviews


December 14, 2019

Was very nice and super easy to make, thank you for sharing 🙂


June 2, 2019

General consensus was a hit. Although will probably need to fry off the bacon a tad before adding it to the mix.

One kid wouldn’t eat it, but hey can’t win them all, lol. Now to start integrating veg into it so it’s a tad healthier, but very yummy.

Did get a tad dry, but just added the water to rinse out the Chicken Tonight sauce & worked out fine.


May 15, 2019

Thanks so much for this recipe.
The kids LOVE it. I only add 1x Jar of sauce; 250gm block cream cheese; 1x 250ml cooking cream; Milk accordingly; Italian herbs; S&P; chicken stock powder and a mixture of baking cheeses.
Now they love it, I will slowly introduce grated veggies… lol
Such an easy dinner. Thank you x

Bec S

February 9, 2019

Just did a 1/4 batch of the Sneaky Mac n Cheese in my 1.5 lt. As per some of the comments I saw I doubled the Chicken Tonight, I also substituted the bacon for ham.

Heated up the sauce for 20 min first in the slow cooker (saw that being mentioned a few other recipes), added the pasta and cooked for an hour and 10 min.

Rebecca Newitt

January 8, 2019

Wow this dish is amazing. I added 2 jars of sauce instead of 1 perfect consistency.


September 6, 2018

Mines looking a bit dry do I add more milk


July 2, 2018

This was amazing just added spinach and extra jarof sauce

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