Rating: 3.5 stars
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Who needs a meal from a box when you can make something way tastier with the same amount of ease? Delightfully rich and cheesy, this hearty pasta dish is a staple for any home cook. Serve with Creamy Tomato Soup. Or serve with Green Salad with Simple Vinaigrette.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2013


Credit: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat broiler to high.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

  • While pasta cooks, combine milk, flour, and peppers in a large saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook for 4 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat. Add cheeses and salt; stir until smooth. Add pasta, and stir to coat. Spoon mixture into a 1 1/2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly over top; broil 2 minutes or until browned.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; fat 10.2g; saturated fat 5.3g; mono fat 2.7g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 20.6g; carbohydrates 58.1g; fiber 2.1g; cholesterol 33mg; iron 2.3mg; sodium 601mg; calcium 300mg.