Spirals and Cheese Recipe
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Spirals and Cheese Recipe

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“My grandchildren simply love my macaroni and cheese.” What family wouldn’t go for the classic comfort of this warm, cheesy dish on blustery winter evenings? It’s sure to be a favorite with your gang, too! Flo Burtnett - Gage, OK
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 569 calories, 27g fat (18g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 817mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add 2 cups cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  2. Drain pasta. Add to cheese mixture; toss gently to coat. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; add bread crumbs and remaining cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spirals and Cheese in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p49

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rj7673 User ID: 4488147 116894
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"My husband really liked this. I thought it was good, but needed a little something more. Per my husbands instructions this will be made time and again."

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