Cheddar Pepper Jack-Pasta Bake

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(2) 2 Reviews
Prep Time
25
min.
Total Time
45
min.
Servings

6 servings, 1 cup each

Elevate your mac and cheese game with cavatappi pasta and a blend of cheeses. You'll need panko bread crumbs, too, for a crispy finishing touch.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, combine cheeses; set aside. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add peppers and garlic; cook 30 sec. Add flour; cook and stir 2 min. or until hot and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly; simmer on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add 1-1/2 cups cheese mixture; stir until melted.
  • Drain pasta. Add to cheese sauce; mix well. Spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheese mixture. Melt remaining butter in small skillet on medium heat. Add bread crumbs; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until lightly toasted. Sprinkle over cheese mixture.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad and cold glass of fat-free milk to round out the meal.

Servings

  • 6 servings, 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 370
% Daily Value
Total fat 20g
Saturated fat 12g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 360mg
Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 15g
   
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 35 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • chyanne04 |

    mmmmmmmmmm so good

  • westernbabe |

    It was an OK recipe, but think I'll stick to the good old regular mac & cheese.

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