Cheesy Pasta with Zucchini and Bacon

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A simple, indulgent, cheesy pasta with zucchini and crispy bacon is a weeknight dinner that the whole family can agree on. It's basically grown-up mac and cheese! The creamy white cheddar pasta is delicious alongside a simple green salad, a loaf of crusty Dutch oven bread, or a pan of sweet cornbread.

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1 lb. fusilli ( or other short pasta )
4 slices thick cut bacon
1 medium zucchini
1/2 of a sweet onion
4 T salted butter
1/4 c all purpose flour
3 c whole milk
2 c grated white cheddar or Gruyere cheese
1/2 c finely grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 t kosher salt
1/4 t garlic powder
ground black pepper ( to taste )
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of well-salted boiling water, according to the package directions. Drain.
  • While you’re waiting for the pasta water to boil, cook the bacon in a large skillet or...

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Nutritions

Calories
567

Sodium
1215mg
50% DV

Fat
39g
61% DV

Protein
29g
59% DV

Carbs
18g
6% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV