Saturday, July 14, 2012

Great Recipe

This is for my friend Maggie, who always finds the best recipes:)

Bacon Swiss Penne
12 oz. uncooked penne pasta
13 bacon strips
1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 Tbsp. butter
6 green onions, chopped
3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
4 cups milk (I use 1%)
3 cups (12 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
3/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme

3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. butter, melted

  1. Cook penne according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon in batches over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 4 tsp. drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  3. Saute chicken in butter and drippings until no longer pink. Add onions; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheeses, pepper, thyme and bacon.
  4. Drain penne; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over th top. Bake uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.


  1. This one sure sounds good. I'm going to have to try it real soon. Thanks Carole.

  2. This sounds delicious!!! Yummmmm! :)

  3. Sounds YUMMY Carole! I have to give this a try!!


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