Imagine how awesome a sandwich of Bacon and Grilled Onion with cheese would be. Then imagine it as mac and cheese. Amazing.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2 cups cavatappi, uncooked
6 green onions, trimmed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Three Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA, divided
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400ºF.
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, spray grill pan with cooking spray; heat on medium heat. Add onions; drizzle with oil. Cook 4 to 5 min. or until onions are lightly charred, turning after 3 min. Chop onions.
Cook and stir bacon in medium saucepan until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Add flour to bacon drippings in pan; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually stir in milk; cook 3 to 5 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese, onions and half the bacon; mix well.
Drain pasta; return to pan. Add cheese sauce; mix well. Spoon into 1-1/2 qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining shredded cheese and bacon.
Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Serve this creamy one-of-a-kind pasta bake with a crisp green salad and you've got a simple, yet tasty, meal.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.