This Cheesy Pasta Bake is the perfect comfort food that your whole family will enjoy. The ground red pepper gives this casserole some heat and spice.

Recipe by Southern Living July 2002

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Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 3 minutes or until thickened. Add Cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, and red pepper, whisking until cheese melts. Add pasta, tossing to coat. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

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  • Bake at 350° for 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

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