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Cheesy Broccoli and Pasta
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Cheesy Broccoli and Pasta

45 Minutes
45 Min Prep
45 Min Cook
Honestly, you had us at cheesy broccoli. And then you added pasta to the mix…and bacon. So it's official: This is our new fave casserole.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 pkg. (13.25 oz.) whole wheat blend penne pasta, uncooked
1 lb. broccoli, cut into small florets
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 Tbsp. whole wheat flour
2 cups milk
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
1/2 cup ATHENOS Crumbled Blue Cheese
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
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Let's Make It
1
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt and adding broccoli to the boiling water for the last 4 min.
2
Meanwhile, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving 3 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels. Add onions to reserved drippings; cook on medium heat 4 to 5 min. or until tender. Add flour; whisk, scraping browned bits until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 min. or until thickened.
3
Add Neufchatel, blue cheese and pepper; stir until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 Tbsp. Parmesan.
4
Drain pasta mixture; place in serving bowl. Add sauce; toss lightly. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over pasta with remaining Parmesan.
Kitchen Tips
Special Extra
Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley just before serving.
Substitute
Substitute 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen broccoli florets for the fresh broccoli.
Nutrition
Calories
350
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
19%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 39g
14%
Dietary Fibers 3g
11%
Sugars 6g
12%
Protein 16g
32%
Vitamin A
40%
Vitamin C
45%
Calcium
20%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
8 servings
* 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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