Colby-Jack and Wagon Wheels

Enjoy this cheesy wagon wheel pasta recipe- casserole dinner ready in an hour!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6

Ingredients

CASSEROLE

7
oz. (2 cups) uncooked wagon wheel pasta
1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1
pint (2 cups) half-and-half
1/4
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4
teaspoon cracked black pepper
12
oz. (3 cups) shredded colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend

TOPPING

1
tablespoon margarine or butter, melted
1/3
cup Parmesan dry bread crumbs
  • 1 Cook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Melt 1/4 cup margarine in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour; cook and stir until well blended. Gradually add half-and-half, cooking until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Stir in seasoned salt and pepper.
  • 3 Add cooked pasta; toss to coat. Spread 1/3 of pasta mixture evenly in sprayed baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine topping ingredients; mix well. Sprinkle over top of casserole.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and topping is golden brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cup
    Calories
    570
    (
    Calories from Fat
    330),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    37g
    37%
    (Saturated Fat
    19g,
    19%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    80mg
    80%;
    Sodium
    730mg
    730%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    37g
    37%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    22g
    22%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    50%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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