Knorr Pasta Sides Cheesy Bacon Macaroni is something that can be served as a side dish to a meal, particularly a meal that consists of some kind of meat or chicken. It is both filling and mildly flavorful as well as easy and quick to fix, so the product certainly has a lot going for it in its favor. What it does not have working in its favor is the amount of bacon chopped up into tiny pieces and sprinkled amongst the elbow noodles. There are not enough bacon bits to give this Pasta Side from Knorr the kind of flavor that I was hoping for. There is a slight bacon flavor, but it is pretty weak and the bacon flavor itself is fleeting because the cheddar sauce has a flavor to it that is stronger than the flavor the bacon bits give off. The bacon bits might as well not even be present since they contribute very little to the flavor of this Knorr Pasta Side. I did like the crunchy texture of the bacon bits though, as that crunchiness contrasted pleasantly with the tender and soft elbow macaroni. I still wish though that more bacon bits had been added so that this Pasta Side from Knorr would have offered a more prominent bacon flavor, and more bacon bits would have meant more crunchiness too.
I still managed to enjoy this Knorr Pasta Side creation. After all, there is more to this side dish than the bacon bits. The elbow macaroni comes out of the microwave with a soft and tender texture. The cheddar cheese cream sauce is fairly satisfactory in flavor and it is the cheese sauce that gives this side dish a relatively pleasant flavor. The cheddar cheese cream sauce is not as a creamy as I would have preferred it to be and the thin, watery texture of the sauce does have a slight negative impact on the overall flavor of the cheddar cheese cream sauce, but I nonetheless enjoyed the side dish to an extent. What Knorr Pasta Sides Cheesy Bacon Macaroni basically is is macaroni and cheese, only with a hint of bacon flavor tossed in. The hint of bacon flavor is barely enough to differentiate the product from the other macaroni and cheese products both on store selves and in store freezer cases. The overall quality of the product may or may not be worth one dollar, but there is enough pasta to save half for another night, and the quality of the pasta as well as the flavor of the cheese sauce were all enough to help prevent my first purchase of this Pasta Side from being a real disappointment. The lack of a real creamy cheese sauce and the noticeable absence of a fair amount of bacon bites definitely hurt the overall quality of the product, though.
Knorr Pasta Sides Cheesy Bacon Macaroni is something that is easy to fix as it can go right in the microwave after adding a minimal amount of ingredients to the bowl. What comes out of the microwave will be something that is filling when added as a side dish to a meal, but as far as how much flavor it will contribute to the meal, the addition of this Pasta Side to a meal likely is not going to enhance one’s enjoyment all that much. The lack of very many bacon bits combined with a cheese sauce that could be richer all contribute to a Pasta Side from Knorr that really could have been better.