pasta and cheese with bacon

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This is a grown-up version of Mac n’ Cheese, dressed up with two kinds cheese and the salty surprise of bacon. Because bacon makes everything better.

  • Prep time:  25 minutes
  • Serves: 2.
  • Calories: 1,005. Sodium: 2,253 mg. Dietary fiber: 5.4 g. Total fat: 70.8 g. Total carbs: 25.4 g. Protein: 73.7 g.

Ingredients:

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“PASTA”
2 large zucchinis
2 large carrots
6 bacon slices, chopped
¼ cup heavy cream
2 garlic cloves, minced
pepper to taste
6 oz. grated Gouda cheese
8 oz. fresh mozzarella, grated
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped (for garnish)

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Instructions:

  1. Using your Veggetti cutter, turn the zucchinis and carrots into narrow pasta strands. Heat or cook to your preferences.
  2. Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. When bacon is cooked but not crisp, add the garlic and stir. Continue to cook until the bacon is crisp.
  3. Drain off all but a tablespoonful of fat.
  4. Add the pasta and the heavy cream. Reduce heat and stir together until the sauce begins to coat the pasta.
  5. Add the cheese and stir until melted.
  6. Garnish with chopped basil and fresh-ground pepper.

 

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