VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 cups milk
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in 4 tablespoons butter until tender. Stir in the flour until blended. Gradually add milk and broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in cheeses until melted.
- Melt the remaining butter; stir in bread crumbs and Italian seasoning. Drain pasta; toss with cheese sauce. Sprinkle with seasoned bread crumbs. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Triple Cheese Twists in Country Woman March/April 2003, p45