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Bacon-Alfredo Casserole

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Bacon-Alfredo Casserole
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 12
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Looking for a cheesy dinner using peas? Then check out this tasty casserole that’s made with spaghetti and bacon.

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb) spaghetti
1/2
cup butter
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
quart half-and-half
8
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1
bag (12 oz) frozen sweet peas, thawed
1 1/2
cups grated Parmesan cheese
1
egg, slightly beaten
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2 In 5-quart Dutch oven, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package; set aside. In same Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Add cooked spaghetti, bacon, peas and 1 cup of the cheese; toss to coat spaghetti. Stir in egg. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until set and edges are bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley. Cut into squares to serve.
Tips  

Vary this recipe by using your favorite frozen veggie or combination of veggies in place of the peas.

To quickly thaw peas, place in colander or strainer; rinse with warm water until thawed. Drain well.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
(
Calories from Fat
230
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
(
Saturated Fat
14g
71%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
820mg
34%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
19g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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