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Smokey Mac & Cheese Pasta

Mac & cheese with chicken and veggies is an easy dinner for any night of the week. A little bacon makes this cheesy pasta recipe extra rich and savory. Cook Knorr® Pasta Sides™ Chicken Flavor in the same pan used for the bacon to get the best flavor!
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  • 2 slices thick cut bacon, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 package Knorr® Pasta Sides™ - Chicken flavor
  • 2 cups bite-size chunks cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese or cheddar

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Amount per serving

Calories310
Calories from Fat70
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat3g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium540mg
Total Carbs27g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars5g
Protein31g
Calcium10%
Iron15%
Vitamin C15%
Vitamin A25%

All recipes have been analyzed for their nutrient content by Registered Dietitians using Genesis® R&D Food Development and Labeling Software.


  • 1 COOK bacon in medium saucepan over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Stir red pepper and onion into saucepan and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from saucepan and set aside.
  • 2 PREPARE Knorr® Pasta Sides™ - Chicken flavor in same saucepan according to package directions. Stir in chicken, cheese, peppers and onion during the last 2 minutes of cook time.
  • 3 GARNISH, if desired, with chopped parsley; now it’s delicious. Dig in!