Bacon Mac- Cooking Light

Nutritional Information Amount per serving Calories: 399 Fat: 13.8g Saturated fat: 8.5g Monounsaturated fat: 4g Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g Protein: 20g Carbohydrate: 48.7g Fiber: 2g Cholesterol: 44mg Iron: 2.1mg Sodium: 544mg Calcium: 358mg

Photo by Brittany P.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

35

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 3 1/4

    teaspoons salt

  • 12

    ounces strozzapreti or penne pasta 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2

    cups skim milk

  • 2

    cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1/4

    cup sliced green onions 1 teaspoon hot sauce 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 2

    slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • Cooking spray

Directions

1. Preheat broiler. 2. Bring 6 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil. Add pasta; cook 8 minutes or until al dente; drain. 3. 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.

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