Baked Macaroni and Cheese I

Baked Macaroni and Cheese I

Pasta and Noodles Pasta by Shape

This is a delicious variation on macaroni cheese. While it may be slightly more difficult than other recipes it tastes even better!

Servings per recipe: 5
Calories per serving: 570
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 45m


  • 2 slices bacon
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2   Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  • 3   In a large pot with boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente. Drain.
  • 4   In a medium skillet saute the chopped onion, and minced garlic. Take off heat and add chopped cooked bacon and set aside.
  • 5   To make the sauce, in a medium saucepan melt the butter or margarine over low heat. Once melted, add the flour and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Gradually add milk and continue stirring until thickened. Stir in 2 cups of the grated Cheddar cheese and stir until melted.
  • 6   Combine cooked pasta, sauteed vegetables and sauce. Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish. Add the last cup of grated Cheddar cheese to top of mixture.
  • 7   Bake uncovered in preheated oven until cheese on top is melted and brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 31.6g 49%
    Saturated Fat 19.0g  
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 580mg 23%
Potassium 358mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 43.9g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 28.2g 56%
Sugars 7g  
Vitamin A 1008IU  
Vitamin C 2mg  
Calcium 621mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 8mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 55mg  
Folate 30mcg