What could be better than the classic mac and cheese? Adding bacon ! This might not be healthy, but it sure does taste good. Do you have an favorite twists on the classic recipe ?

1 cup uncooked penne, or other pasta
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon butter
4 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 cup 2% milk
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cooked bacon strip, crumbled

Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain.
Meanwhile, in a small greased non-stick skillet, saute the onion and garlic until tender and set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk.
Bring to a boil; cooks and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Stir in 1 cup of cheese until melted.
Add the pasta, bacon and onion mixture to the sauce; toss to coat.
Transfer to a 3-cup baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake uncovered at 350F for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

2 Servings
Nutrition Facts: 528 calories, 29 g fat, 87 g cholesterol, 712 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein