Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bacon Mac

Bacon Mac

Recipe from
Makes 3 Servings

1.5 tsp salt, divided
6 oz. penne
2 tsp all-purpose flour
¾ cup skim milk, divided
½ cup mozzarella cheese, grated
½ cup cheddar fat-free cheese, grated
1/8 cup sliced green onions
½ tsp hot sauce (I used siracha)
1/8 tsp pepper
4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
Cooking spray

Preheat broiler. Bring water and 1 tsp salt to a boil. Add pasta; cook 8 minutes or until al dente; drain. Combine flour and ¼ cup milk in a small pot over medium heat. Gradually add rest of milk; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; let stand 4 minutes. Stir in ¾ cup cheese. Add ½ 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 ¼ cup cheese. Broil 7 minutes.

Nutritional Information: 367 calories, 47 carbs, 8 fat grams and 26 protein grams.

Review: It was really good and surprisingly really filling! I think it was supposed to be a side, but I would definitely make this a meal instead.

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