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One-Pot Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese

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One-Pot Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 6

Everybody’s favorite childhood dish is all grown up. Our adult-version of mac and cheese has everything you could ever want out of a pasta dish. It’s smooth and creamy with a touch of smokiness, thanks to the Gouda and bacon, and it’s ready in just 40 minutes. It’s almost too Gouda to be true—sorry, we had to. MORE+ LESS-

Updated June 27, 2019
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Ingredients

8
slices bacon, cut crosswise into thin strips
12
oz uncooked penne pasta (3 1/2 cups)
3
cups Progresso™ reduced sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz container)
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3
cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese (12 oz)
2
cups slightly packed baby spinach
1/4
cup sliced green onions

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain. Discard fat.
  • 2
    Add pasta and broth to skillet over medium-high heat; heat to simmering. Cook 7 to 9 minutes, stirring frequently, until broth is nearly absorbed, and pasta is al dente.
  • 3
    Add milk; heat to boiling. Stir in cheese; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted and liquid is reduced to a creamy sauce.
  • 4
    Stir in bacon and spinach; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Top with green onions.

Expert Tips

  • Use freshly shredded cheese for the creamiest texture when melted.
  • The pasta in this recipe has extra flavor because broth is used instead of water and absorbed by the pasta during cooking.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/8 Cups
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
960mg
40%
Potassium
430mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
59g
20%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
6g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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