Cooking with Kids: Homemade Bacon Mac and Cheese

Cooking with Kids: Homemade Bacon Mac and Cheese


“Mom, I want to make some homemade mac and cheese,” said #2Son. ” I saw a recipe on YouTube.”  And so, my series, Cooking with Kids, continues!

Raising three boys, ages 17, 15 and 11, mac and cheese is a staple in our house. With this baked recipe, bacon is thrown in, because we know everything tastes better with bacon, and cottage cheese is used which is packed with protein! You may want to make two batches. My kids ate the whole dish in one sitting!!

What’s great about this recipe is there really isn’t any knife work. You could chop your bacon with a knife or just tear it into pieces like we did. This recipe is a lot of mixing and measuring, but fairly easy for your child to help with. Always supervise your kids when using the stove, oven, knives and kitchen appliances. Also, don’t forget to have your kids help clean up! That is all apart of the experience. 


Say GOOD-BYE to instant mac and cheese and HELLO to easy, hearty and oh-so yummy Homemade Bacon Mac and Cheese. Enjoy!

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