Gruyere Bacon Mac and Cheese

Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses and aged bacon make this one of the best mac and cheese dishes you will ever serve.

Gruyere Bacon Mac and Cheese


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 6 slices Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, diced
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package method; drain well and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine heavy cream, garlic and thyme over medium heat. Bring to a slight boil and reduce by half, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in cheeses, a handful at a time, until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Stir in pasta and bacon until well combined.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with bacon, if desired.

Prep: 10 min | Yield: 4 servings

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Jones Dairy Farm