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Four Cheese with Bacon Mac

Four Cheese with Bacon Mac

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 404
  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Yield: 10 cups
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Bake: 20 mins at 350°F
  • Broil: 3 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 box (1 pound) cavatappi
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2 percent milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded colby-Jack cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
  • 8 slices Kraft Deli Deluxe American cheese (6 ounces)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 3-quart broiler-safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling.
  2. Cook cavatappi 8 minutes in boiling water, then drain. Meanwhile, in medium-size saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, 6 minutes. Transfer to paper towels. Carefully pour off drippings, returning 2 tablespoons to pan. Add butter.
  3. Whisk in flour until smooth. In a thin stream, whisk in milk. Stir in onion flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. In large bowl, toss together cheddar, colby-Jack and mozzarella.
  4. Remove milk mixture from heat; whisk in American cheese and 1-1/4 cups of the cheddar mixture. Toss bacon pieces with remaining shredded cheese.
  5. In pasta pot, combine cooked pasta and cheese sauce. Pour half into prepared dish. Sprinkle with a generous cup of the bacon-cheese mixture. Repeat layering.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil and broil 3 minutes, until top is lightly browned. Cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Information for Four Cheese with Bacon Mac

Servings Per Recipe: 12
PER SERVING: 404 cal., 21 g total fat (11 g sat. fat), 63 mg chol., 616 mg sodium, 33 g carb. (2 g fiber), 20 g pro.

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