Pasta with Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Cheddar Cheese

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

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

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.
Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 610
    • (Calories from Fat 350),
  • Total Fat 39g
    • (Saturated Fat 20g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 150mg;
  • Sodium 640mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 47g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 18g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.