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Ultimate Mac and Cheese Pot Pie

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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An easy homemade cheese sauce is the key to this decadent macaroni and cheese skillet.

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (4 cups)
2
tablespoons butter
2 1/2
cups whole milk
1
cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1
bag (12 oz) broccoli florets, thawed
6
slices refrigerated precooked bacon, prepared as directed on package
1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated original breadsticks (12 breadsticks)

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 11- or 12-inch ovenproof skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add milk and cheeses; beat with whisk 7 to 10 minutes or until smooth. Beat in cornstarch; cook 2 minutes longer or until mixture is thickened slightly.
  • 3 Stir in pasta and broccoli. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over pasta mixture. Cut each breadstick into four pieces. Arrange pieces in single layer around edge of skillet.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is bubbly and breadsticks are golden brown. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pot pie up to 3 days.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 11- or 12-inch ovenproof skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add milk and cheeses; beat with whisk 7 to 10 minutes or until smooth. Beat in cornstarch; cook 2 minutes longer or until mixture is thickened slightly.
  • 3 Stir in pasta and broccoli. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over pasta mixture. Cut each breadstick into four pieces. Arrange pieces in single layer around edge of skillet.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until filling is bubbly and breadsticks are golden brown. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pot pie up to 3 days.

Expert Tips

Replace the bacon with cubed cooked chicken or browned ground beef for a heartier meal.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
740.6
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36.0g
55%
Saturated Fat
16.1g
80%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
76.1mg
25%
Sodium
759.4mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
74.5g
25%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
7.4g
Protein
29.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
88.10%
88%
Calcium
44.10%
44%
Iron
19.10%
19%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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