CREAMY BACON VEGGIE PASTA SKILLET

Ellen Bales

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Just got this recipe today in my mailbox and wanted to share it right away. I'm making this ASAP--sounds SO good!
Recipe & Photo: Kraftrecipes.com
06-05-14


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4 slice
bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
onion, chopped
1 can(s)
(14.5 oz.) chicken broth
1 c
water
2 c
elbow macaroni, uncooked
4 c
cut-up mixed fresh vegetables (broccoli florets, sliced carrots, red pepper strips)
4 oz
cream cheese, cubed
2 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook and stir bacon in a large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Add onions to drippings in skillet; cook and stir 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
2
Add chicken broth, water and macaroni to skillet; stir. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
3
Add vegetables and cream cheese; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended and heated through, stirring frequently. (You may want to cook just a little longer if you want your veggies more tender.) Sprinkle with bacon and Parmesan.
4
NOTE: You may substitute 1 - 16 oz. package thawed and drained frozen mixed vegetables for the cut-up fresh veggies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Vegetables, Pork
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy