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Bacon and Pea Macaroni & Cheese with Greek Yogurt

November 13, 2014 - November 13, 2020

Courtesy of jasonandshawnda.com

Makes 4 servings

Total Time: About 20 mins

Ingredients

8 oz penne or macaroni pasta
8 oz frozen peas
4 thick slices of bacon, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Dash of hot sauce
4 oz cheddar, shredded
4 oz fontina, shredded
Salt
Pepper

Directions

  1. In a medium saute pan, cook the bacon to a crisp and then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions, until al dente.
  3. Add the peas to the pasta water in the last minute of cooking.
  4. Reserve 1 cup pasta water before draining the pasta and peas.
  5. Return the pasta and peas to pot.
  6. Add 1/4 cup pasta water (it must be hot), the yogurt, a few dashes of hot sauce, and 1/3 of the grated cheese and stir until the cheese has melted.
  7. Stir in remaining cheese, one small handful at a time to prevent clumping.
  8. Add additional pasta water as necessary to thin and melt the cheese sauce.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Add the bacon, mix well, and serve.

Details

Start:
November 13, 2014
End:
November 13, 2020
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Organizer

Sandra Flemming & Seth Krantz