Bacon Mushroom Pasta Bake

Recipe by Cynna
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • reheat oven to 375°.
  • Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  • Drain well. Set cooked pasta aside.
  • Cook bacon and set aside to cool.
  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add shallots; sauté 3 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms, 1 tablespoon thyme, salt, pepper, and garlic; sauté 8 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  • Add sherry; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Place flour in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; gradually add milk, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  • Bring mixture to a boil; cook 1 minute or until slightly thick, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  • Remove from heat; add 1/2 cup cheese, stirring until melted.
  • Add pasta and mushroom mixture to cheese mixture, crumble in the bacon, tossing well to combine.
  • Spoon pasta mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.
  • Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.
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