Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Meatballs

White sauce mix is the base for homemade macaroni made even heartier with cooked meatballs.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

8
oz frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (from 16-oz bag), thawed
3
cups uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz)
2 1/4
cups milk
1
package (1.8 oz) white sauce mix
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
3
tablespoons Progresso™ Italian-style dry bread crumbs
2
medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut any large meatballs in half. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix milk and sauce mix with wire whisk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in pasta and meatballs. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix butter, bread crumbs and onions; sprinkle over top.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden brown.

Expert Tips

Our Easy Meatball recipe would be a delicious variation.

For a great go-with for this family-favorite casserole, pick up a bag of mixed greens, cut a tomato into wedges and toss with Italian dressing.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
710
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
1690mg
1690%;
Total Carbohydrate
70g
70%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
40g
40%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
60%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.