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Bacon and Caramelized Onion Mac and Cheese

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A hearty casserole for dinner! Enjoy this cheesy bacon and pasta dish that’s topped with Progresso® bread crumbs.

  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

2
large sweet onions, sliced (4 cups)
1
package (16 oz) uncooked penne rigate pasta

Cheese Sauce

1
tablespoon butter or margarine
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon Dijon mustard
2
cups fat-free (skim) milk
1/2
cup reduced-fat sour cream
2
oz Gruyère cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)
3
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled

Topping

1/2
cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Directions

  • 1 Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add onions to skillet; cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring every 3 to 4 minutes, until tender and starting to brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 35 to 40 minutes longer, stirring every 5 minutes, until onions are deep golden brown; set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook and drain pasta as directed on package except omit salt. Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. Pour pasta into baking dish; keep warm.
  • 3 While pasta is cooking, make cheese sauce. In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper and mustard with wire whisk. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in caramelized onions and all remaining cheese sauce ingredients.
  • 4 Heat oven to 400°F. Pour cheese sauce over pasta in baking dish. Sprinkle with topping ingredients. Bake uncovered 10 minutes or until heated through (topping will not be brown).

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 270
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 2 1/2g
  • Sodium 210mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 09/27/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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