Spinach & Bacon Pasta Bake

60 6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
Recipe By
3.5
(4) 4 Reviews
Prep Time
40
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

This pasta casserole is made with macaroni, Cheddar cheese and bacon - the perfect combination! Baked until bubbly, this dinner casserole is sure to be a weeknight winner.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding spinach for the last minute. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large nonstick skillet until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings from skillet.
  • Add onions to skillet; cook on medium heat 3 to 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently with whisk. Stir in flour; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring just to boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Stir in 1 cup cheese; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until melted. Add bacon; mix well.
  • Drain macaroni mixture. Add to sauce; mix well. Spoon into 2-L casserole dish; top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Substitute

Substitute 3 cups small broccoli florets for the spinach, adding to the macaroni cooking water for the last 2 min.

Special Extra

Stir 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes into macaroni mixture before spooning into casserole dish.

Servings

  • 6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 360
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 360mg
Carbohydrate 49g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 19g
   
Vitamin A 80 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 25 %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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  • Christine2012 |

    I made this recipe exactly as described and it turned out great

  • mcdenoon |

    I followed the recipe but added some salt, pepper and garlic. Still this dish turned out very bland. I would try it again but it needs something acid I think. I would use stewed tomatoes next time. If that doesn't jazz it up I'll toss the recipe. It was disappointing.

  • Fang8275 |

    I did make this recipe and loved the simplicity of it, I did just slight additions as i noted that there was no seasonings mentioned. I just added freshly ground pepper, some Mrs Dash and Clubhouse Hot & Spicy for a touch of heat. but this was great, will make again as my teenager kept returning for more.

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