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Carbonara Pasta Bake

carbonara pasta bake Entree
Carbonara Pasta Bake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

All the robust richness of pasta carbonara baked into a 13x9 casserole dish. Bacon and Parmesan cheese are the hero flavors in this hearty pasta that goes beyond the basic red-sauce bake. MORE+ LESS-

September 28, 2018

Ingredients

1
box (16 oz) penne pasta
1
container (15 oz) whole milk ricotta cheese
1 1/2
cups grated Parmesan cheese (6 oz)
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1
cup heavy whipping cream
2
eggs
1/4
cup chopped fresh chives
1/4
cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
10
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1/3
cup Cascadian Farms™ organic frozen garden peas
2
tablespoons butter
2/3
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl mix ricotta cheese, 1 1/4 cups of the Parmesan cheese, the mozzarella cheese, whipping cream, eggs, chives, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Beat with whisk until smooth. Add cooked pasta, bacon and frozen peas. Pour pasta mixture into baking dish.
  • 3
    Cover baking dish with foil. Bake 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 8-inch skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs; stir to coat. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to small bowl; cool 10 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese; set aside.
  • 5
    Uncover baking dish; bake 5 to 10 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture on top, and serve.

  • Sautéing bread crumbs before sprinkling them over baked casserole allows casserole to be baked covered in foil, which helps keep it moist.

Expert Tips

  • Chopped parsley sprinkled over top of casserole is a nice option if you’d like a little green garnish.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
680
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
19g
95%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
150mg
49%
Sodium
1170mg
49%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
4g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
50%
50%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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