Mushroom and Swiss Mac & Cheese

Linda Pulley

By
@Linda619

I got this recipe from one of my many personal cookbooks. I automatically knew this would be a hit and family favorite. Great for gatherings, parties or an excellent side dish!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

16 oz
of penne pasta or pasta of yoour choice
8 oz
chopped mushrooms
1 small
chopped onion
2 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
oil
1
minced garlic clove
5 Tbsp
butter
8 oz
package of cream cheese, cubed
1 1/4 c
milk
1 1/4 c
half and half cream
2 1/2 c
shredded swiss cheese
1 1/4 c
parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
6
bacon strips cooked and crumbled
1/3 c
bread crumbs
2 Tbsp
minced parsley
2 Tbsp
melted butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook the bacon, crumble it then set it aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile in a large skillet , sauté the mushrooms and onion in 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil until they are tender. Add the garlic and cook an additional 1 minute then set aside.
2
For the sauce, melt the 5 tablespoons of butter. Stir in the cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add the milk and the half and half cream. Heat through then stir in the cheeses and the salt and pepper until well blended. Stir in the cook crumbled bacon.
3
Drain pasta; toss with the mushroom mixture and the sauce mixture. Transfer to a 9x13 baking dish.
4
Combine the bread crumbs, parsley and 2 tablespoons of melted butter; sprinkle over mixture. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

About this Recipe

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