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Cheesy Baked Penne Pasta
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Cheesy Baked Penne Pasta with Pancetta

This easy Cheesy Baked Penne Pasta recipe is a hearty baked macaroni and cheese recipe made with penne pasta, a blend of cheeses, eggs, and diced pancetta.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 371kcal
Author Amee

Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked penne pasta cook according to package directions (I prefer Dreamfields, it's a low-glycemic, low-carb pasta that actually tastes good!)
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 4 oz pancetta finely diced
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese freshly shredded
  • 1 ½ cups reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • cup light sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups 2% milk
  • 4 tablespoon butter melted (or olive oil butter blend sticks)
  • Dash ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Boil macaroni according to package, drain and cool.
  • Saute diced pancetta over medium heat until cooked through and fat is rendered (about 5 minutes or so).
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add drained pancetta and all other ingredients (reserving ¾ cup cheddar cheese for topping).
  • Toss with cooked macaroni and spread into a casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly golden on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 537IU | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 1mg