Cheddar Bacon Penne Recipe

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Cheddar Bacon Penne Recipe
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Cheddar Bacon Penne Recipe

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4 9 12
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Sandra Bienz from Calgary, Alberta gave this satisfying classic extra flair by mixing in bacon crumbles and minced garlic.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled

Directions

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 1 cup cheese until melted.
Drain pasta. Add pasta, bacon and onion mixture to the sauce; stir to coat. Transfer to a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cheddar Bacon Penne in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p23

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 528 calories, 29g fat (18g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.

  • 1 cup uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 1 cup cheese until melted.
  3. Drain pasta. Add pasta, bacon and onion mixture to the sauce; stir to coat. Transfer to a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cheddar Bacon Penne in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p23

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zookeeperk User ID: 819663 88632
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2014

"Enjoyed the taste and will be making it often."

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MaryFaith528 User ID: 4980891 165960
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"Loved! I used store bought real bacon bits. More tasty with cheese that you grate yourself. Just melts better."

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LeslieH User ID: 191346 88630
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"Very easy to make with a nice flavour. Different from the usual mac and cheese."

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micheleclow User ID: 6777152 88523
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"I wish I would have read the reviews before I made this. I used sharp cheddar and gouda and we were all very disappointed in the taste...and this from a family that loves mac & cheese. I thought bacon made everything great?"

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kcc1108 User ID: 6410537 160844
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"Very rich and creamy!"

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KimberlyD. User ID: 2716984 160076
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"This was good, but I found it to be a bit bland. Will likely make it again, but will add some herbs or spices. I like the suggestion of adding cayenne."

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MaryHauser User ID: 1036156 144608
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"This was really yummy! I added a little garlic salt and a little cayenne pepper and black pepper. Very "grown up mac" and cheese! My prep time took a bit longer, I hand grated the cheese and used a kitchen scale to get the amount right, If you don't buy it already grated, there are quite a few variables in weight vs cups. With a side salad and fruit it was a great meal!"

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raaadts User ID: 2750715 88517
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"good and hearty"

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Akhil User ID: 3754440 143517
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

"This is fine"

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