Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a yummy warm comfort food...a new "twist" on mac and cheese :) The bacon and tomatoes add great taste and it's pretty easy to prepare...all on the stovetop!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook Rotini according to package directions and drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour, salt and pepper.
  3. Blend in milk, stirring constantly over low heat, until thickened and bubbly.
  4. Stir in cheese, parsley, bacon, tomato and rotini.
  5. Toss to coat evenly and heat through.
  6. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Yummy! A very easy and quick stove top dinner! I get tired of making pasta dishes with red sauce; and this recipe was perfect for a change. The only thing I did differently was I used 1 14oz can diced tomatoes (Contadina Italian Seasoned Diced Tomatoes) and I drained them; rather than the fresh tomatoes. I served this with tossed salad and garlic bread. And the dried parsley adds a nice touch to the presentation. We loved it; definitly a keeper!

TheDancingCook July 28, 2002

Very delicious and fresh tasting. I reduced the butter to two tablespoons and it still turned out very well. I think next time I will try using fresh parsley, or maybe a little basil. We loved it.

Sallyanne August 08, 2002

My family really liked this dish. The sauce was great. I added a few extra ingredients. In step two I added two cloves of minced garlic and substituted some chicken bouillon for the salt. In step 4 I added some diced cooked chicken and steamed green peas in with the other ingredients. Delicious. I will make this again.

beckas November 24, 2003