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Spirals and Cheese

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

“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

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 cups 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

Directions

  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 11x7-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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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