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Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese

Featuring Texas Pete

PHOTO: Cooking Lights bacon mac n cheese
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Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Once the dish has cooled, cut into bite-sized pieces and serve on a platter.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 12 ounces strozzapreti or penne pasta
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups skim milk, divided
  • 2 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled Cooking spray
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat broiler.

    Bring 6 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil. Add pasta; cook 8 minutes or until al dente; drain. Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add 1 cup milk; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; let stand 4 minutes or until it cools to 155??.

    Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, onions, hot sauce, pepper, and bacon; stir. Add pasta; toss. Spoon into a 2-quart broiler-safe dish coated with cooking spray; top with 1/2 cup cheese. Broil 7 minutes.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: onions, hot sauce, penne, flour

    Course: Appetizer/Starter


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