Pasta

February 11, 2012: Baked bacon and apple cheesy pasta

I think this may be one of my favorite recipes. And I think I just might make it again next week. I devoured it. Rafe devoured it. And I think Johnny devoured it, too. If you are in need of some good comfort food, then this is your recipe! Without further ado, here it is:

Time: 40 mins   Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 C dried pasta (I used penne)
  • 1 (12 fl oz) can evaporated milk
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 ½ C shredded cheddar cheese, plus extra for topping
  • ½ Tsp onion powder
  • ½ Tsp dried parsley
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ apple, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.

Put pasta on to boil and cook until al dente. Cook bacon until crisp; crumble, and set aside. Chop apple, set aside.

Meanwhile, add can of evaporated milk into small saucepan on medium heat. Add cheese, and whisk until mostly melted. Add flour, onion powder, parsley, and whisk until combined and thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour al dente pasta, bacon and apple  into the cheesy saucepan and combine. Pour mixture into a casserole dish, add extra cheese for topping and cook in oven until cheese is melted and starting to brown on top. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve with steamed veggies or a salad. Enjoy!

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