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Recipe by Southern Living November 2012

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Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

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  • Meanwhile, melt 1/2 cup butter in a Dutch oven over low heat; whisk in flour and ground red pepper until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 6 to 7 minutes or until milk mixture is thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat.

  • Toss together Cheddar cheese and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; reserve 1 1/2 cups cheese mixture. Add remaining cheese mixture and hot cooked pasta to sauce, tossing to coat. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with reserved 1 1/2 cups cheese mixture.

  • Toss together breadcrumbs and next 3 ingredients; sprinkle over cheese mixture.

  • Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.

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