3cupshalf & half or milk, (I used fat free half and half)
1teaspoonblack pepperto taste
1cupshredded parmesan cheese (or Italian blend)
4-6slicesbaconcooked and chopped
Cook pasta shells according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
In a large pan or skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until mixture clumps up. Slowly whisk in the milk, working out the lumps as you go. Stir in garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add cheese and stir until melted.
Stir pasta shells into the sauce. Lastly, stir bacon into pasta or sprinkle on top. Serve immediately.
Leave out the bacon to make this a vegetarian meal.