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The recipe calls for smoked Gouda, but your favorite regular or smoked cheese will work just fine.

Heather Markowski, Rochester, New York
Recipe by Southern Living January 2008

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Credit: Jennifer Davick

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
37 mins
stand:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 2 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare cellentani pasta according to package directions. Transfer hot pasta to a large bowl.

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  • Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually whisk in flour until smooth; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and evaporated milk; cook, whisking constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Whisk in Gouda, cream cheese, salt, and 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in chopped ham.

  • Combine pasta and Gouda cheese mixture, and pour into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Stir together 2 cups crushed cereal, 2 Tbsp. melted butter, and remaining 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper; sprinkle over pasta mixture.

  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Barilla Cellentani Pasta.

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