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Spinach & Bacon Pasta Bake
Spinach & Bacon Pasta Bake

Spinach & Bacon Pasta Bake

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Cook Minutes 1 Hr
Prep : 40 Min Cook: 20 Min
This pasta casserole is made with macaroni, Cheddar cheese and bacon - the perfect combination! Baked until bubbly, this dinner casserole is sure to be a weeknight winner.
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6 Servings
Original recipe yields 6 Servings
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3 cups shell macaroni, uncooked
6 cups loosely packed fresh baby spinach leaves
4 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups Cracker Barrel Shredded Mozza-Cheddar Cheese, divided
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Step 1
Heat oven to 350°F.
Step 2
Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding spinach for the last minute. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large nonstick skillet until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings from skillet.
Step 3
Add onions to skillet; cook on medium heat 3 to 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently with whisk. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring just to boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Stir in 1 cup cheese; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until melted. Add bacon; mix well.
Step 4
Drain macaroni mixture. Add to sauce; mix well. Spoon into 2-L casserole dish; top with remaining cheese.
Step 5
Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Substitute 3 cups small broccoli florets for the spinach, adding to the macaroni cooking water for the last 2 min.
Special Extra
Stir 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes into macaroni mixture before spooning into casserole dish.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 10 g
Saturated fat 5 g
25 %
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 360 mg
15 %
Carbohydrate 49 g
Fibre 3 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 19 g
Vitamin A
80 %
Vitamin C
30 %
30 %
25 %
6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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