Cheesy Bacon Cavatappi Pasta Recipe

Cook the cavatappi pasta according to the package instructions until it's al dente. Drain and set it aside.

Cook the Pasta

 In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped bacon until it's crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease. Set aside.

Crisp the Bacon

Add the flour and whisk continuously for about 1-2 minutes until it's lightly browned and forms a roux.

 Make the Cheese Sauce

 Slowly pour in the milk while whisking to create a smooth sauce. Continue to whisk until the sauce thickens,

Add Milk

Reduce heat to low and add the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese to the sauce

Melt the Cheese

Season the cheese sauce with salt and black pepper to taste. Add the cooked pasta and crispy bacon back into the skillet

Season and Combine

Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and flavor (optional). Serve your Cheesy Bacon Cavatappi Pasta hot.

Garnish and Serve

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