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Bacon-Pepper Mac and Cheese

Enjoy this cheesy pasta casserole made using bacon, Gold Medal® flour and Progresso® bread crumbs - perfect for dinner.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

3
cups uncooked penne pasta (10 oz)
1/3
cup butter
1
medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 1/4
cups milk
10
slices packaged precooked bacon (from 2.1-oz package), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
4
oz Muenster cheese, shredded (1 cup)
2
oz Gruyère cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the butter in small bowl. Stir bell pepper and onions into butter in saucepan. Increase heat to medium; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in flour, salt, pepper and mustard. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly. Increase heat to medium-high. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens, about 5 minutes. Gently stir in bacon and pasta.
  • 3 Remove from heat; stir in cheeses until melted. Pour into casserole. Stir bread crumbs into melted butter in small bowl. Sprinkle over pasta mixture.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are bubbly.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

You can use elbow macaroni in place of the penne. You can also use Swiss cheese instead of the Gruyère, although Gruyère has a more pronounced nutty flavor than regular Swiss.

Look for packages of precooked bacon near the regular bacon at your grocery store.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
1010
(
Calories from Fat
460),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
51g
51%
(Saturated Fat
29g,
29%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
145mg
145%;
Sodium
1790mg
1790%;
Total Carbohydrate
91g
91%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
45g
45%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
70%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
5 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 4 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
6
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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