Sneaky Mac n cheese


June 7, 2018

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
  • 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


13 Reviews


June 9, 2022

This recipe never fails!!! It make Plenty to feed a crowd, all little & big kids love this meal. Has loads of flavour & I mean who doesn’t love a good mac & cheese 😋

Carol Saunders

March 12, 2022

I will never make this any other way than this recipe!. It has to be the easiest and tastiest Mac ‘n’ Cheese I’ve ever made.


October 16, 2021

I am making this for the 3rd time in a month! Kids love it and are always asking it again- I use 2 jars of the cheese and bacon sauce and 400gms of bacon otherwise as per the recipe.


August 22, 2021

This was super easy & very tasty 😋 everyone loved it & made plenty for 1 A 3 C & still had left overs for our freezer stash!!! I did keep watch as I didn’t want it to dry out, I did add tiny bit of water & then extra handful of cheese just before serving!! This is going in our monthly menu!! Thanks for sharing 👍 😊

Jude Protheroe

August 18, 2021

Loved it so easy and no milk needed. I added mixed vege and had no bacon so used luncheon meat. Yum. Kid and partner loved it and even had left overs for lunch and tea tonight.

sarah shearer

April 11, 2021

The only way I make this now.I ease up on the cream and I pan fry my bacon pieces .I used to make the packet stuff but this is way better


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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