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Macaroni & Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes, Bacon & Basil

Prep Time
45
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

6 servings, about 1 cup each

This Italian-style version of mac and cheese is made with grape tomatoes, bacon and thinly sliced fresh basil.

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  • Heat oven to 425ºF.
  • Spread tomatoes onto one side of parchment-covered rimmed baking sheet; spread bacon onto other side. Bake 15 min. or until bacon is crisp and tomatoes are roasted.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 min. Whisk in flour; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add 1-1/2 cups shredded cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until shredded cheese is melted. Remove from heat.
  • Drain bacon on paper towels; drain pasta in colander. Add both to cheese sauce along with the tomatoes and basil; mix well. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheeses.
  • Bake 15 min. or until heated through.
* Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

Special Extra

Add 1 tsp. ground black pepper to cheese sauce along with the bacon, pasta, tomatoes and basil.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a crisp mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing.

Substitute

Prepare using penne, rotini or another small pasta shape.

Servings

  • 6 servings, about 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, about 1 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 430
Total fat 20g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 480mg
Carbohydrate 42g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 21g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 45 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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