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Brainy Casserole

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Treat your guests with this casserole that’s made using pasta, Green Giant® frozen cauliflower and Muir Glen® organic tomatoes - a delicious dinner.

Ingredients

2 1/4
cups uncooked cavatappi pasta (8 oz)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2
cups milk
1
cup shredded fontina cheese (4 oz)
1
family-size bag (24 oz) Green Giant™ frozen cauliflower in cheese-flavored sauce, thawed
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, undrained

Topping

1
cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
1
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 oz)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until sauce boils and thickens. Stir in fontina cheese. Remove from heat.
  • 3 In large bowl, toss pasta, cauliflower, tomatoes and chiles. Pour sauce over mixture; toss to mix. Spoon into casserole. In small bowl, mix topping ingredients. Sprinkle over top.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, using minimum cook time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly, until sauce boils and thickens. Stir in fontina cheese. Remove from heat.
  • 3 In large bowl, toss pasta, cauliflower, tomatoes and chiles. Pour sauce over mixture; toss to mix. Spoon into casserole. In small bowl, mix topping ingredients. Sprinkle over top.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
418
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
0%
Saturated Fat
13g
0%
Sodium
114mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
16 1/2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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