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Double-Cheese Ziti with Bacon Recipe
Double-Cheese Ziti with Bacon Recipe photo by Taste of Home
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) ziti or small tube pasta
  • 3 cups (24 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon, divided
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 666 calories, 35 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 1,486 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place cottage cheese in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Stir in flour, salt, pepper and garlic salt until smooth. Gradually add cream and milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Drain macaroni; transfer to a large bowl. Add cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, white sauce and 3/4 cup bacon; toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. (Dish will be full.) Melt remaining butter. Add bread crumbs; toss to coat. Sprinkle over casserole.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining bacon. Bake 5 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Double-Cheese Ziti with Bacon in Casseroles Fall 09 2009, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 666 calories, 35 g fat (23 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 1,486 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Reviews for Double-Cheese Ziti with Bacon

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2013

Made as is - a big hit with the family!

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

Very good, easy to make and great flavor. My family loved this recipe!

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

Add a little more garlic salt, and it's good to go! I agree with not bothering to puree the cottage cheese, and the only pasta I had on-hand was elbow macaroni. . . it still worked out great! :)

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

Add a little more garlic salt, and it's good to go! I agree with not bothering to puree the cottage cheese, and the only pasta I had on-hand was elbow macaroni. . . it still worked out great! :)

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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

I loved this dish! It was so creamy and delicious. I didn't process the cottage cheese and used turkey bacon, but otherwise followed the recipe.

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