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Creamy Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese

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  1 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 10 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Looking for a cheesy pasta recipe? Then serve your family with this delicious casserole made using vegetables and pasta.

Ingredients

6
oz. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked elbow macaroni
1
(1-lb.) pkg. frozen broccoli florets, carrots and cauliflower
1
(8-oz.) pkg. pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed (2 cups)
1/2
cup milk
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon dry mustard
1/8
teaspoon pepper

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. In large saucepan, cook macaroni to desired doneness as directed on package. Add vegetables; cook 1 minute. Drain; rinse with hot water.
  • 2 In sprayed casserole, combine cooked macaroni-vegetable mixture and all remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover.
  • 3 Bake at 425°F. for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; stir to blend cheese. Cover; bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is completely melted. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir just before serving.
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. In large saucepan, cook macaroni to desired doneness as directed on package. Add vegetables; cook 1 minute. Drain; rinse with hot water.
  • 2 In sprayed casserole, combine cooked macaroni-vegetable mixture and all remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover.
  • 3 Bake at 425°F. for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; stir to blend cheese. Cover; bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is completely melted. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir just before serving.

Expert Tips

Nonstick cooking spray is oil that's mixed with air as it's dispensed, allowing you to coat the bottom of a pan with a much thinner layer than would be possible with liquid oil. It's also useful for giving a spritz of flavor to vegetables, salads and grilled foods. Disposable cans of nonstick spray have been available for many years; now, you can also buy reusable dispensers that convert any cooking oil into a spray.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
960mg
40%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
10g
10%
Protein
18g
18%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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