Mushroom Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken

Mushroom Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken


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This unique combination is sure to make your mouth explode with flavor. The cheesy toppings bring out the outdoor flavors of the wild mushrooms to create a dish that is sure to be a family favorite. Truly a recipe for the adventurous, this spin on this classic meal is a guaranteed hit among foodies.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4-6 servings


  • 1 lb pre-cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 cup of fresh breadcrumbs
  • 8 slices of chopped bacon
  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley
  • 3 cups of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1.5 cups of whole milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon of dried mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of white flour
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • ¾ pound of chopped mushrooms (wild mushrooms are best)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 pound or 4 cups of elbow macaroni (or rotini)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter baking dish. Boil pasta according to package directions, but undercook slightly. 

Melt butter in a large pot and saute onions until translucent.  Add salt, pepper, flour, and mustard. Add bacon and saute until crispy. Top with breadcrumbs. Bake the pasta for 30 minutes or until golden brown. 

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