Showing posts with label shell pasta recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label shell pasta recipes. Show all posts

Monday, October 27, 2014

Three-Cheese Macaroni with Bacon

Cheesy, rich, delicious--just what you expect in macaroni and cheese.


1⁄4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1⁄4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1⁄4 tsp salt
1 teaspoon garlic
8 ounces small shell pasta, cooked
6 slices  bacon, cooked and chopped
1 slice whole-wheat bread, processed into crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 Tablespoons butter
1 1⁄2 cups skim milk
2 tbsp all-purpose flour


Preheat the oven to 375° F.

Prepare a 9" x 13" casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Place the 2 Tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan, melt over medium-low heat, and cook until foaming.

Add the flour and stir well with a wooden spoon for 1 to 2 minutes.

Slowly pour in the milk, whisking to incorporate.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens, about 15 minutes.

Add the Swiss, cheddar cheeses, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Stir to combine and heat the sauce until the cheese is just melted.

Season with salt.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sauce, bacon, and cooked macaroni; toss to coat.

In the microwave melt 2 Tablespoons.

Combine the butter, breadcrumbs and Parmesan in a small bowl and mix.

Pour the pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Top with the breadcrumb mixture.

Bake uncovered until bubbly and golden, about 15 - 25 minutes.