Easy Weeknight Bacon Mac 'n Cheese

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1
    (18 ounce) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ creamy three cheese cooking sauce
  • 12
    cup milk
  • 14
    teaspoon chopped garlic or 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 4 12
    ounces water
  • 1 12
    cups sharp cheddar cheese, chopped
  • 2
    ounces American cheese, loaf shredded
  • 2 12
    ounces cooked bacon pieces
  • 12
    cup diced red bell pepper, if desired
  • Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs, if desired
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 400°F Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, heat cooking sauce, milk and garlic to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in pasta, bacon and bell pepper. Spoon into casserole.
  • Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
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