Three-Cheese Rotini Bake

Three-Cheese Rotini Bake

Think there's no such thing as too much cheese? You'll flip over this classy twist on mac-and-cheese, with colored rotini pasta.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

4

(1

8
oz. (3 cups) uncooked rainbow rotini (spiral pasta)
3
tablespoons margarine or butter
1
garlic clove, minced
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups milk
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded American cheese
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
1
oz. (1/4 cup) crumbled blue cheese
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Cook rotini as directed on package. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt margarine in large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 to 60 seconds. Stir in flour and pepper; cook and stir until mixture is bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Reserve 1 tablespoon each American and mozzarella cheese for top. Add remaining cheeses to sauce; stir until melted.
  3. Add cooked rotini to cheese sauce; stir gently to coat. Pour into sprayed casserole. Sprinkle with reserved cheeses.
  4. Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly around edges.
Makes 4 (1 1/2­-cup) servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ingredient Substitution
This recipe easily adapts to your favorite cheese. Instead of American and mozzarella cheese, try Cheddar, colby, Asiago, fontina, provolone or Swiss.
Just For Kids
For kids, omit the blue cheese and add hot dogs. Slice one or two hot dogs and stir them into the cheese sauce with the rotini.
Serving Suggestion
Serve this cheesy rotini dish with a green salad tossed with any vinaigrette. Crusty Italian bread and fresh apple and pear wedges complete the menu.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/2 Cups)
  • Calories 595
    • (Calories from Fat 250),
  • Total Fat 28g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 830mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 58g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 28g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 1 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.