Grilled Cheese And Bacon Pasta Casserole Recipe

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Grilled Cheese and Bacon Pasta Casserole

raymond spencer


i create this recipe for grilled cheese sandwich fans,it filled with grilled cheese sandwich bits

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25 Min




1 Tbsp
grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 c
grilled cheese sandwich bits (about 3 thick sandwiches)
1 lb
penne pasta
1 lb
thick sliced bacon,cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 c
1/3 c
all purpose flour
4 c
1 tsp
dried basil leaves
1 tsp
seasoned pepper
3/4 c
crumbled blue cheese
3 1/2 c
shredded sharp cheddar cheese,divided

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish,and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese around the inside of the dish.Add grilled cheese sandwich bits,mix well.
Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil.Once the water is boiling,stir in the penne,and return to a boil.Cook the penne uncovered,
stirring occasionally,until pasta has cooked through,but is still firm to the bite,about 11 minutes.Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
Place the bacon pieces into a large,deep skillet,and cook medium-high heat,stirring occasionally,until evenly browned,about 10 minutes.Drain the bacon slices
on a paper towel-lined plate.Retain 1/4 cup of bacon drippings.Set the bacon pieces aside.
Melt butter and bacon drippings together in a large saucepan over medium heat,about cook and stir in carrot,about 5 minutes.Whisk in the flour,stirring frequently,until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
Whisk in the milk,a little at a time,and bring the mixture to a simmer,whisking constantly until thickened.Stir in the basil and seasoned pepper,and then whisk in 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese and 3 cup cheddar cheese,stirring constantly until the cheeses has melted and the sauce is smooth and thick.
Stir the cooked penne pasta into the cheese sauce,then lightly mix in the cooked bacon.Spread the mixture into
the prepared dish and sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheddar cheese over the top.Cover the dish with foil.Bake in the preheated oven until the pasta is hot and bubbling,about 25 minutes.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #cheese