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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Bacon, Chicken and Cheddar Pasta

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 10

As if the combination of barbecue, bacon, chicken and Cheddar wasn’t enough, in this addictive dish, we add penne pasta for an easy slow-cooker meal you’ll make again and again. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3
cups whole milk
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1/2
cup barbecue sauce
1/4
cup butter, melted
1 1/4
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon black pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
package (16 oz) uncooked penne pasta
4
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (16 oz)
8
oz Kraft™ Velveeta™ cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
8
slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
3
cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
2
tablespoons butter
2/3
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray inside of 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, beat milk, evaporated milk, 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce, the melted butter, salt, pepper and red pepper with whisk. Add pasta, 3 1/2 cups of the Cheddar cheese and the Velveeta™ cheese. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until pasta is cooked, but not mushy.
  • 2
    Reserve 1/4 cup of the crumbled bacon.
  • 3
    When the pasta has cooked, increase to High heat setting; stir in chicken and remaining bacon. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese on top. Cover; cook about 15 minutes or until melted. Turn off slow cooker and let stand, still covered, 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 6-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add bread crumbs, and stir to coat. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Add reserved 1/4 cup bacon to bread crumbs. Sprinkle crumbs and bacon over pasta. Drizzle with remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, and serve.

Expert Tips

  • Barbecue sauces come in many flavors. Use whatever one you prefer, but it should be thick enough to drizzle nicely on top of the pasta.
  • Try using Sharp Cheddar cheese for a more intense Cheddar flavor.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
740
Calories from Fat
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
58%
Saturated Fat
20g
101%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
140mg
47%
Sodium
1510mg
63%
Potassium
520mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
60g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
16g
Protein
41g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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