Rating: 3 stars
22 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 5 star values: 3

This hearty one-dish meal combines smoky bacon with tangy cheddar for a family-friendly midweek meal that comes together in a flash.

Marcia Smart
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2010

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John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Increase heat to medium-high. Add butter and oil to drippings in pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add flour, and sauté 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in mustard. Gradually add 1 cup milk, stirring constantly with a whisk, and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Add cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk until smooth.

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  • Place pan over low heat. Stir in bacon, pasta, and peas; cook for 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, tossing to coat.

Nutrition Facts

470 calories; fat 19.9g; saturated fat 9.1g; mono fat 7.7g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 18.4g; carbohydrates 54.8g; fiber 3.7g; cholesterol 40mg; iron 2.7mg; sodium 667mg; calcium 258mg.
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