Mac & Cheese Carbonara with Kettle Chip Crust

Mac & Cheese Carbonara with Kettle Chip Crust

Classic Mac & Cheese comfort food.

Mac & Cheese Carbonara with Kettle Chip Crust

Mac & Cheese Carbonara with Kettle Chip Crust is the perfect dish for those who love the classic comfort food of mac & cheese, but are looking for a twist on the traditional recipe. The addition of a crispy kettle chip crust adds a satisfying crunch to the creamy pasta and cheese sauce. The carbonara sauce, made with bacon and eggs, adds a rich and savory flavor to the dish. It's also a great way to impress your friends and family with a unique and delicious dish that is sure to be a hit at any gathering. Overall, this recipe is a great way to elevate a classic comfort food and take it to the next level of deliciousness.

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15 minutes

25 minutes

40 minutes

8 servings


  • 16 ounces dried macaroni pasta
  • 6 slices peppered or regular bacon
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed Deep River Snacks Original Sea Salt Kettle Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain well.
  3. Cut bacon with kitchen shears into bite-size pieces into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook bacon until beginning to brown, but not crisp. Add shallot and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and peas. Cook until mushrooms become tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Combine Cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese in a large bowl. Stir in warm pasta and bacon mixture. In a medium bowl or measuring cup, combine milk, egg, parsley, salt and pepper. Pour milk mixture over pasta mixture and stir until well-combined.
  5. Pour pasta mixture into a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine Deep River Snacks Original Sea Salt Kettle Chips and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl. Sprinkle mixture over pasta.
  6. Bake at 375° for 18 minutes or until mixture is bubbly. Be careful that Parmesan cheese in the crust doesn't brown excessively. Tent with foil if the cheese begins to get too brown.
  7. Crunch into flavor with every bite - Enjoy our delicious recipe!


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