2cupsshredded sharp white or yellow cheddar cheesedivided
1cupgarlic-pepper french fried onions i.e. Fresh Gourmet or similar
Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
Cook macaroni in salted water per the instructions on the package, until al dente.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together soup, butter, sour cream, mayonnaise, milk and dressing mix. Season to taste with black pepper. To the mixing bowl add chicken, peas, green onions and crumbled bacon.
Drain the pasta well then add to mixing bowl. Stir until evenly coated. Add one cup cheese.
Pour into the baking dish, then sprinkle with the reserved shredded cheese and garlic-pepper french fried onions.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until bubbly and golden.
Fresh Gourmet brand french fried onions were used in this recipe. In my local market, they're usually located in the Produce department.