Mom's Famous Baked Four Cheese Pasta

Fran Murray

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@franmurray

This was always one of the MOST requested meals when the kids had friends over or for their birthday. I add LOTS of bacon - it's the key! This is such an easy recipe and it reheats well too!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
bacon, chopped fine
1 medium
yellow onion, chopped fine
6 clove
garlic, minced
3 c
low sodium chicken broth
1 c
heavy cream
1 lb
penne or ziti (about 4 cups)
salt
3/4 c
grated parmeson cheese
pepper
1 1/2 c
shredded italian 4-cheese blend

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 500 degrees.
2
Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until almost done, about 3 minutes. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 more minutes. Add broth, cream, pasta and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cover, and bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes.
3
Off heat, stir in Parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to 2-quart greased casserole dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
4
Bake until cheese is melted and spotty brown, about 5 minutes. Serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids