Baked Four-Cheese Pasta

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Recipe: #25674

February 17, 2017

"This is out of a American's Test Kitchen magazine. Any of the commercially available shredded Italian cheese blends, from 3 cheese to 7 cheese, can be used here."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (391.4 g)
  • Calories 616.9
  • Total Fat - 24.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 73.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1157.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 77.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.6 g
  • Sugars - 3.3 g
  • Protein - 24.7 g
  • Calcium - 429.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 500°F.

Step 2

Cook bacon, onion, and garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add broth, cream, pasta, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cover and bring to boil.

Step 4

Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender, about 15 minutes.

Step 5

Off heat, stir in Parmesan and peas and season with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Transfer to 2-quart casserole dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Step 7

Bake until cheese is melted and spotty brown, about 5 minutes.


No special items needed.

6 Reviews


This was so delicious! I think it would be great with ham or chicken as well to make a one dish meal. I had to try and keep the peas on one side (for grandson) and used freshly grated cheese. This will be a repeat at my house! Thanks for sharing!!


review by:
(24 Jun 2023)


So easy so good! Delicious and tastes as good as it looks. Served with a green salad and homemade dressing. A keeper.


review by:
(21 Dec 2021)


Delicious pasta, put into my keepers


review by:
(14 Mar 2020)


Rich, creamy, cheesy and flavor packed all rolled into one! Pure comfort in every mouthful. Went wonderfully with hamburger patties and stewed tomatoes!


review by:
(10 Feb 2020)


Delicious -- I also think this recipe is a very adaptable recipe using whatever pasta, cheese and veggies are on hand. I used elbow macaroni, frozen corn, parmesan and other cheese that was in the fridge. By changing the ingredients slightly there is a whole different taste to this casserole which by the way went over very well at our house. And it also makes a lot which also goes over well. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(21 Jun 2018)


Truly delicious. We enjoyed this pasta dish very much. Nice flavor and a lovely texture, the sauce coated the pasta beautifully. Served with baked chicken and candied cherry tomatoes for a truly wonderful meal. I was out of peas so I substituted with corn niblets, they were great in the dish. Thanks for sharing. Made FYC tag game.


review by:
(16 Apr 2017)

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