Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Baked Turkey Bacon, Asparagus and Spinach Mac N Cheese

Baked Turkey Bacon, Asparagus, Caramelized Onion and Spinach Mac N Cheese

  • 1 pkg turkey bacon, chopped
  • 1 bunch asparagus, each stalk chopped into 3 or 4 sections
  • 1/2-1 full pkg of fresh spinach - * i'm sure frozen would work just as well
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1ish boxes of al dente cooked noodles of your choice. i am ghetto and did a mix of farfalle, medium shells and macaroni so that i didnt have to go to the store.
  • 1 pkg of shredded cheese - i used 4 cheese italian (once again because i am ghetto and didnt want to go to the store) - you can use cheddar, mozzarrella, or any cheese that melts down really
  • some milk
  • some heavy whipping cream
  • some salt
  • some garlic
  • some pepper
  • some butter, i used light margarine (man, i am SO good at measuring when i cook.)
preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
saute onions in about a tsp of butter until they begin to brown (7ish mins). add the bacon until almost crispy(another 7ish mins). throw in the asparagus (3 or so mins).
in another pan, melt about 1/4 cup of butter, add milk and heavy whipping cream. i used about a cup of each. bring to almost a boil and add a few tbsps of garlic, depending how much you like. add cheese, remove from heat, and stir until the cheese is melted.
combine noodles, cheese sauce, and onion/asparagus/bacon mixture in a large pot (or the casserole dish, whichever you like) and add spinach. stir until everything is incorporated and the spinach starts to wilt. place into a casserole dish, sprinkle a little more cheese to brown on top, and back for 20 mins at 400.

then its ready to eat! sorry for my ghetto explanation, i am just terrible at keeping track of what i do!


  1. you might as well rename it ghetto mac & cheese for your repeated use of the word. hahah jk LOVE YOU, looks delicious!!

  2. making that this week. thanks for the recipe!

  3. actually i am a measurer and i need an idea of how much milk and heavy cream to add. and fresh garlic or powder? thanks!

  4. yes i second that! i am a big time measurer! i want to make this asappppp ahhh

  5. about a cup of each - milk and heavy cream. you want it to be a thick soup-y consistency (when cheese is added), so add liquid as needed. def start with a cup of heavy cream, and a half cup of milk. :)

    i'm glad you guys are going to make this, ITS SOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!