Recipe by Southern Living October 2001


Recipe Summary

4 1/2 cups (serving size: 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta, and set aside.

  • Cook chopped green onions and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until onions are tender.

  • Add flour, basil, and milk, whisking constantly until mixture is smooth. Add cream cheese, and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 8 minutes or until mixture thickens. Add Cheddar cheese, hot sauce, and salt, stirring until cheese is melted.

  • Spoon pasta into a 1-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Add cheese mixture, stirring well. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs.

  • Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; calories from fat 27%; fat 10g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 1.3g; protein 18g; carbohydrates 41g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 21mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 584mg; calcium 252mg.