Bacon-Swiss Penne

Bacon-Swiss Penne
Bacon-Swiss Penne

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 12

    oz uncoooked penne pasta

  • 13

    bacon strips

  • 1 1/2

    LBS boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 3

    tbsp butter

  • 6

    green onions, chopped

  • 3

    tbsp flour

  • 4

    cups milk

  • 12

    oz shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 1/2

    cups shredded Swiss cheese or Mozzarella

  • 1 1/2

    cups frozen peas, thawed

  • 3/4

    tsp pepper

  • 1/2

    tsp thyme

  • Topping:

  • 3/4

    cup dry bread crumbs

  • 2

    tbsp melted butter

Directions

1. Cook penne according to package directions. 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon in batches over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 4 tsp drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. 3. Saute chicken in butter and drippings until no longer pink. Add onions, cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickend. Stir in cheese, peas, pepper, thyme and bacon. 4. Drain penne; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13*9 baking dish. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

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