Four Cheese with Bacon Mac

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 361.9
  • Total Fat: 18.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.8 mg
  • Sodium: 549.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 18.4 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    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)


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 11/4 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.

Serving Size: Makes 12 rounded 3/4 cup servings (10 cups total)

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANNE_SP.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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