Comforting Creamy Penne Casserole. Recipe

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Comforting creamy penne casserole.

sherry monfils

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@smonfils

This is the ultimate comforting casserole. Creamy and cheesy and oh so yummy.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1
16 oz box ronzoni garden delight penne pasta
6 slice
reduced-sodium bacon.
1 c
panko crumbs
1/4 c
melted butter
1 tsp
dried parsley
3 Tbsp
olive oil
3 tsp
minced garlic
3
finely chopped shallots
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
4 c
light cream
1 tsp
dried thyme
1 c
reduced-fat, shredded monterey jack cheese
2 c
reduced-fat, shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
1/2 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 Spray a 9 x 13" casserole dish w/ cooking spray. Set aside. Cook pasta as directed, drain. Set aside. Place bacon in lg skillet, over med-high heat. Cook until just crisp, drain on paper towels. Reserve drippings in small bowl. In another bowl, crumble bacon, mix in panko crumbs, butter and parsley, set aside. Heat oil in skillet, over medium heat. Stir in garlic and shallots, cook, stirring for 5 min. Stir in bacon drippings and flour. Cook, stirring for 1 min. Whisk in light cream and thyme. Continue cooking until reduced by 1/3. Add both cheeses. Cook, stirring until cheese melts. Season w/ salt and pepper. Stir in pasta. Transfer pasta mix to casserole dish. Sprinkle w/ bread crumb mix. Bake 25 min, or until bubbly.

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