7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare Béchamel Sauce; keep warm.

Step 2

Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; sauté 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms, salt, pepper, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Set aside.

Step 3

Combine breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup cheese, and 1 tablespoon chives. Stir well; set aside. Add 1 3/4 cups cheese to Béchamel Sauce; stir until cheese melts. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well; return pasta to pan. Add mushrooms, cheese sauce, and 3 tablespoons chives; stir well.

Step 4

Spoon pasta mixture into a 3-quart casserole; sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

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