Herbed Mac and Cheese

Put a spin on your usual family-favorite - with two types of pasta and cheese whisked in flavors of spicy mustard, basil and garlic – a distinctive mac n cheese dinner.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

12
oz. (about 5 cups) rigatoni (pasta tubes with ridges), ziti (long tubular pasta), or large elbow macaroni
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1 1/2
teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2
cups skim milk
6
oz. (1 1/2 cups) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1
tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

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Steps

  • 1 Cook rigatoni to desired doneness as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large nonstick saucepan, combine flour, mustard, basil and garlic powder. Gradually stir in milk with wire whisk. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes or until bubbly and thickened. Reduce heat to low; stir in Cheddar and Parmesan cheese until melted.
  • 3 Drain rigatoni. Stir into cheese sauce until well mixed.
  • 1 Cook rigatoni to desired doneness as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large nonstick saucepan, combine flour, mustard, basil and garlic powder. Gradually stir in milk with wire whisk. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes or until bubbly and thickened. Reduce heat to low; stir in Cheddar and Parmesan cheese until melted.
  • 3 Drain rigatoni. Stir into cheese sauce until well mixed.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
73g
73%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
50%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 5 Other Carbohydrate;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.