Asparagus & Bacon Mac-N-Cheese

June 1, 2020



Asparagus & Bacon Mac-N-Cheese
Serves 6-8




1 pound cavatappi pasta 


6-8 slices bacon, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 pound asparagus, cut into bite size piece 


Cheese Sauce 
2 cups milk
1½ cups heavy cream 
1 tablespoon House Seasoning (salt, pepper, granulated garlic, onion & smoked paprika)
⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 
¼ cup butter 
½ cup chopped onion 
2 cloves garlic, grated
¼ cup flour
2 cups freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided use
1 cup freshly shredded white sharp cheddar cheese 
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 


1 cup panko breadcrumbs 
¼ cup melted butter


Garnish (Optional)
Chopped scallions
Chopped tomatoes


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. 


Cook pasta according to package directions, then drain and set aside.


In a large skillet, add bacon and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Add asparagus and continue to cook for another 3 minutes, then add a pinch of salt. Remove bacon and asparagus with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain. 

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together milk, heavy cream, House Seasoning and nutmeg. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and keep warm. 


In a large saucepan, add butter and onion, and cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in flour and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. Slowly add cream mixture, whisking continually. Once the mixture thickens, stir in cheeses and remove from heat. Stir in asparagus and bacon. Add to pasta and stir to combine.


In a small bowl, mix together breadcrumbs and melted butter. 


Pour cheesy pasta into baking dish. Sprinkle topping evenly over pasta and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm. Garnish with scallions and tomatoes, if desired.






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Gina Ferwerda is a cookbook author, TV personality, food and travel blogger, business entrepreneur, and co-founder of the 100+ Women Who Care of Oceana County. 


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