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This dinner in a bowl has got it all — sharp Cheddar, creamy sauce, and crunchy bacon.
- 8 oz ziti pasta
- 1 c frozen peas, thawed
- 6 slices bacon, diced
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 c milk
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 c shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire
Coat 1 1/2-qt. baking dish with cooking spray.
Cook pasta according to package directions, adding peas during last 3 min. of cooking time; drain.
In nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp, 10 min., stirring; drain. Discard drippings.
In same skillet over low heat, melt butter.
Whisk in flour; cook, whisking, 1 min. Whisk in next 4 ingredients; over medium heat, cook until thickened, whisking constantly. Whisk in 1 1/2 cups cheese and Worcestershire until smooth.
Add pasta and peas to sauce; heat. Stir in bacon.
Transfer to baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Broil 2-3 min.