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1 500-g pkg
PC® black label Eliche pasta
thick-cut bacon, finely chopped
grated PC® Aged 2 Years Canadian White cheddar
grated PC® mozzarella
PC® black label Panko Japanese-Style bread crumbs
PC® black label Spiced Tomato Condiment, optional
- Preheat broiler. Cook pasta in boil- ing water, following package direc- tions but omitting salt, until tender, 10 to 12 min. Drain, then return to pot.
- Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp, 4 to 5 min. Transfer bacon to paper-towel-lined plate. Discard fat and wipe with paper towel. Melt butter in same pan over medium. Whisk in flour until mixture turns into a paste, about 30 sec. Gradually add milk and stir constantly until sauce thickens, 4 to 6 more min. Stir in cheddar, mozzarella and salt. Remove from heat and stir until melted. Season with fresh pepper.
- Stir in pasta and bacon until combined. Scrape into a 9 x 13-in. baking dish (or for individual servings, 8 ramekins set on a baking sheet). Sprinkle with panko. Broil in centre of oven until top is golden, 2 to 3 min. Serve with spiced tomato condiment.