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Pasta with Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Cheddar Cheese

Pasta with Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Cheddar Cheese
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 8
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.
Updated December 29, 2010

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)

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
Calories from Fat
350
Total Fat
39g
59%
Saturated Fat
20g
101%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
640mg
27%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
6g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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