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Cheesy Pasta Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Pasta Casserole Recipe

This rich, cheesy side dish is such an excellent meal extender that I always keep it in mind whenever I feel my menu needs a boost. It's a quick and easy casserole to fix, and you can easily double the recipe to feed a larger crowd.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted

Directions

  • 1. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, garlic salt and onion salt until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in the noodles.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 334 calories, 17 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 701 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.