Pasta with Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Cheddar Cheese

I've always loved the taste of Cheddar cheese with bacon, and I thought caramelized onions would be an interesting addition to this flavor combination.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

6
medium onions, thinly sliced (4 cups)
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
package (16 ounces) fettuccine
1/2
pound sliced bacon
1 1/2
cups whipping (heavy) cream
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 Place onions, oil and butter in 3-quart microwavable casserole. Microwave uncovered on Medium-High (70%) 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden brown. Drain onions.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package. Cook bacon in 10-inch skillet over low heat, turning occasionally, until crisp; drain on paper towels. Chop bacon into small pieces.
  • 3 Heat whipping cream to boiling in 2-quart saucepan. Mix in 1 cup of the cheese and the onions. Pour over fettuccine; toss to coat. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese; sprinkle with bacon.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
(
Calories from Fat
350),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
39g
39%
(Saturated Fat
20g,
20%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
150mg
150%;
Sodium
640mg
640%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.