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Monday, April 16, 2012

Bacon and Cheddar Pasta



1 cup uncooked penne pasta
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon butter
4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 cup 2% milk
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 bacon strip, cooked and crumbled
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in 1 cup cheese until melted.
  • Drain pasta. Add pasta, bacon and onion mixture to the sauce; stir to coat. Transfer to a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
recipe source  Taste of Home