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Bacon |Swiss Penne


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  • Topping:
  • 12 oz uncooked penne pasta
  • 13 bacon strips
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 in cubes3 Tbsp butter
  • 6 green onions
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups 2% milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted


Servings 8
Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 65mins


Step 1

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

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