Mac and Cheese with Bacon Recipe

Patsy's Pizzeria, located in New Rochelle, shares it's recipe for Mac and Cheese with Bacon.


Patsy’s Pizzeria, a New Rochelle favorite, has been in operation since 1933, and Executive Chef Jerry Dejesus shared this kid-approved recipe with us. See for directions to Patsy’s, along with menus and more information.



  • 8 oz. elbow macaroni
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1½ cup milk
  • 8-10 oz. shredded cheese (Colby jack, cheddar, and/or mozzarella )
  • ½ cup chopped cooked bacon
  • 2½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs


  1. Cook macaroni noodles in salted water, then drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 375º.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  4. Stir in flour using a whisk.
  5. Slowly add milk while continually stirring.
  6. Bring to a boil and then stir for 2 more minutes.
  7. When the sauce is thick, add the cheese, bacon, salt, and pepper, until cheese is completely melted.
  8. When the sauce is completely incorporated, add the macaroni and mix well.
  9. Place the mixture into a 1-quart casserole dish and place in the preheated oven.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes, then spread breadcrumbs on top and cook until breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  11. Remove casserole from oven and let cool 5-10 minutes.
  12. Eat up and enjoy! 

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