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  • 225g San Remo Macaroni Elbows
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 200g boneless and skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 3 rashers bacon, chopped
  • 100g button mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
  • 500g jar Heinz Seriously Good Tasty Cheddar Macaroni Cheese Sauce
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika (optional)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Cook San Remo Macaroni Elbows in lightly salted, boiling water for 8-10 minutes until just tender. Drain. Return macaroni to saucepan.
  2. While pasta is cooking heat a dash of oil in a frying pan. Add onion and cook over medium heat until onion softens. Add chicken and bacon. Cook for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue cooking until mushrooms are soft and chicken is cooked. Add to macaroni.
  3. Pour Heinz Seriously Good Tasty Macaroni Cheese Sauce over macaroni and stir to combine. Spoon into an ovenproof dish.
  4. Mix panko crumbs, paprika and Parmesan cheese together and sprinkle over macaroni cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes until macaroni cheese is hot and the top is golden.

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Reviews (53)

Sue Campbell's Review | Rating

Very easy but very tasty!

Sharon's Review | Rating

Absolute classic recipe and both my girls (5 and 8) loved it! Hubby too - and I don't normally do much of the cooking so they extra impressed

Lisa's Review | Rating

Left the mushrooms out (fussy mouths at my table!) and for the first time in ages, all 3 kids came back with empty plates, asking to have it again tomorrow. Luckily this made HEAPS, so they have plenty leftover for a guaranteed no-arguments dinner tonight!

Andre's Review | Rating

Best Mac and Cheese Ive had..

Anna's Review | Rating

Great recipe, I always use this when I would like to add extra protein and flavour to my meals, I however switch out the mushrooms for corn and or onion. Very easy but no lack of taste.

Donell's Review | Rating

Soundz so good I think my 3 boys would love to try and a easy dinner for a busy family

Gary's Review | Rating

Sounds tasty - especially with bacon and chicken. Definitely one to try, and good that it's quick to make. I'd add a sprinkle of oregano as well for a little extra flavour.

Victoria's Review | Rating

Really tasty. Absolutely delicious. I would recommend it.

Kim's Review | Rating

Another pasta bake rather than a true mac 'n cheese.

Barbara's Review | Rating

This is so yummy. I also added a little green capsicum. Easy to make and eat.

Christine's Review | Rating

This dish is so absolutely delightful. Easy to prepare and cook and everybody loves the flavours.

Erin's Review | Rating

Would make this without the Mushrooms.

Beth Dye's Review | Rating

This recipe has leapt straight into the family favourites. Easy and tasty and you can add in some veges to make a one dish dinner.

Tim's Review | Rating

Wow such an easy and delicious dish to make on a Cold and Rainy Sunday! My 9 year old daughter pitched in and together we agree that this is definitely a 5 Star meal and one that we will cook over and over! we can't wait to put our own personal twist on it and impress our friends!

Bob's Review | Rating

You must try this fabulous sauce its extra creamy and yummy.

Jillian's Review | Rating

Great to have in the cupboard for those unexpected guests or just as a special dinner for the family who all love Mac & Cheese.

Carla's Review | Rating

Quick and easy meal and good for lunch the next day too

Judy's Review | Rating

My kids have always loved Mac Cheese but this just blew all other recipes for it out of the water! Delicious and so easy to make, it has me won over too.

Sameer's Review | Rating

Geart and easy recipe

Natalie's Review | Rating

Pretty tasty.

Christine's Review | Rating

Looks scrumptious with all the lovely ingredients in it for a family meal.

Wendy's Review | Rating

An easy and filling meal for that is tasty and easy to bake

Elizabeth's Review | Rating

Tasty simple family meal.

Barbara's Review | Rating

I followed the recipe exactly as given and really enjoyed it. The macaroni cheese sauce was so much easier and more economical than shredding about three cups of cheese which is the usual for macaroni cheese. A tasty dish

Gwen's Review | Rating

I found this recipe absolutely delicious and everyone came back for seconds

Mrs Stephanie's Review | Rating

So easy full of flavour cheesy too lots flavour and family loved this dish will be making more thank you.

Mathavasivam's Review | Rating

My children love ultimate mac chees

Wendy's Review | Rating

I found this very easy but really nice. Will vary it with different meats and veges but will definitely make often

Sarah's Review | Rating

Yummy and simple dinner

Dorothy's Review | Rating

the extra additions make it a tasty dish

Michael's Review | Rating

Adding chicken AND bacon to mac and cheese is a work of genius

Christine's Review | Rating


joanne's Review | Rating

My kids loved this recipe.

Jo's Review | Rating

LOVE this, everyone in the house does, even the fussiest, quick, easy and tasty...even easier just using left over roast chicken!

Vanessa's Review | Rating

So good with the added smoked paprika and Parmesan cheese.

Joanne's Review | Rating

Macaroni cheese with chicken bacon and mushrooms is the best ever. The best thing about this is not having to slave over the oven making the cheese sauce. Super easy always goof

Genemeine's Review | Rating

Made this for dinner, will be a family favorite now.

Leonie's Review | Rating

This is going to be Monday nights dinner forever. My hubby is a fussy meat and vege man but he reckons this would be the only way to have Mac and cheese. So you cant get a better recommendation than that

Nat's Review | Rating

Quick, easy and delicious - is a perfect Friday night dinner. Added in some spinach to get some more veges into it, love this sauce!

Clive's Review | Rating

I find this is so easy to put together using Heinz (Seriously Good Tasty Macaroni Cheese Sauce)and the family just love it, it becomes a once a week dish requested by them all,and I don't mind making it's just a breeze.

Karen's Review | Rating

Quick and easy and very tasty, I did add a bit of bacon.

Marilyn's Review | Rating

I haven't made this yet, but am 100% certain it will be a big hit in our family...Can't wait to make it this weekend....thanks so much for superb recipes..

bruce's Review | Rating

I don't do mushrooms and you don't need them. Easy to cook every one loves it.

Ann's Review | Rating

It is very nice.

Eleanor's Review | Rating

Easy and quick to make. Our guests loved it especially with the bacon, onions and tomato . Yumm

Ginetta's Review | Rating

Love this it has everything you need for a beautiful hot winter evening meal or lunch, with the delicious bacon and chicken and of course the mushrooms, absolutely delicious, very mouth watering, Thanks you Heinz and Watties of course.

Neena's Review | Rating

It was super tasty given how easily and quickly we put it together & got it in the oven. By we,i mean my little five year old son who loves yo help his mum out in the kitchen

jacqui's Review | Rating

I would leave out the mushrooms because I don't like them, but this would be a great hearty meal for a cold night

Sandra's Review | Rating

My Grandchildren LOVE Macaroni Cheese

Maree's Review | Rating

Yum!! Husband & Kiddies loved it, I will make it again

Melissa's Review | Rating

This is an easy side dish for when you have visitors for dinner.

David's Review | Rating

I needed a faster way to make a nourishing sauce so I would like to try your recipe please

Yvonne's Review | Rating

Nice, easy one for the kids to cook. They did a good job. Was yummy!