Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cheese and Bacon Pasta

Savory Sweet and Satisfying: Cheese and Bacon Pasta

I have a bad habit when it comes to picking recipes. I tend to look at the picture, then the title and then the ingredient list and that is it. I usually do not look at the directions until I have decided to make the dish and have bought all of the ingredients. Thankfully this side dish is easy to make and a great addition to any meal.

Cheese and Bacon Pasta


  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 8 ounces turkey bacon
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • black pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to directions and drain.
  2. While pasta is cooking cook turkey bacon. Drain on a paper towel and crumble.
  3. When pasta is about halfway done cooking heat cream in a medium saucepan. When hot (but not boiling) reduce heat to low and slowly add cheese and stir until it is melted and smooth.
  4. Add dijon mustard and pepper.
  5. Add pasta to cheese sauce, stirring to combine.
  6. Top with bacon and stir.

Serves: 8
Calories: 457
Total Fat: 23.5g
   Saturated: 13g
   Polyunsaturated: 0.5g
   Monounsaturated: 0g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 85mg
Sodium: 347.5mg
Potassium: 0mg
Total Carbs: 42g
   Dietary Fiber: 2g
   Sugars: 2g
Protein: 16g
Vitamin A: 16%
Vitamin C: 6%
Calcium: 20%
Iron: 10%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Six Ingredients or Less Pasta and Casseroles cookbook.

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