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Three-Cheese Rotini Bake

Three-Cheese Rotini Bake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4

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. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • This recipe easily adapts to your favorite cheese. Instead of American and mozzarella cheese, try Cheddar, colby, Asiago, fontina, provolone or Swiss.
  • 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.
  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
595
Calories from Fat
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
43%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
830mg
35%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
9g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
26%
26%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
54%
54%
Iron
16%
16%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Low-Fat Milk; 2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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