Italian Mac and Cheese

Provolone makes regular mac and cheese Italian. Ciao!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4

Ingredients

8
oz. (2 1/4 cups) uncooked ziti (long tubular pasta)
2
cups Green Giant® SELECT® frozen broccoli florets
2
cups milk
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1
garlic clove, minced
6
oz. (1 1/2 cups) shredded provolone cheese
1/2
cup roasted red bell peppers (from 7.5-oz. jar), drained, chopped
2
tablespoons Progresso® Italian Style Bread Crumbs
2
teaspoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 In large saucepan, cook ziti to desired doneness as directed on package, adding broccoli during last minute of cooking time. Drain; return to saucepan.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. In medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of the milk, flour, salt, hot pepper sauce and garlic; stir with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add cheese; stir until melted.
  • 3 Add cheese sauce to cooked ziti and broccoli; mix well. Stir in roasted peppers. Spoon into sprayed casserole. In small bowl, combine bread crumbs and melted margarine; mix well. Sprinkle over top.
  • 4 Bake at 350°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and crumbs are golden brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    500
    (
    Calories from Fat
    150),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    790mg
    790%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    61g
    61%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    25g
    25%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    30%;
    Vitamin C
    50%;
    Calcium
    50%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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