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Cauliflower-and-Parmesan Pasta Bake
Cauliflower-and-Parmesan Pasta Bake

Cauliflower-and-Parmesan Pasta Bake

45 Min(s)
35 Min(s) Prep
10 Min(s) Cook
Dig in to this Cauliflower-and-Parmesan Pasta Bake. With smokey bacon and lots of cheese, it's earned a place on your dinner table. If you're looking for an easy and delicious entrée, our Cauliflower-and-Parmesan Pasta Bake is a winner.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
3 cups medium pasta shells
3 cups small cauliflower florets, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 cups milk
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned panko bread crumbs
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 375°F.
2
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
3
Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from skillet. Reserve 1 Tbsp. drippings for later use; return remaining reserved drippings to skillet.
4
Add cauliflower to skillet; cook, stirring frequently, 4 to 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Add garlic, flour and pepper; cool and stir 1 min. Stir in milk; cook, stirring frequently, 8 to 10 min. or until thickened. Add 1 cup cheese; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until melted. Remove from heat.
5
Drain pasta. Add to cauliflower mixture along with the bacon; mix lightly. Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
6
Combine bread crumbs with reserved bacon drippings and remaining cheese; spoon over pasta mixture.
7
Bake 10 min. or until cauliflower mixture is heated through and bread crumb topping is golden brown.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve with fresh fruit and a tossed green salad to round out the meal.
Tip 2
Special Extra
Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
Nutrition
Calories
290
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
14%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
12%
Sodium 650mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
11%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 7g
14%
Protein 17g
34%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
10%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each
* 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.
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