Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Meatballs

White sauce mix is the base for homemade macaroni made even heartier with cooked meatballs.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

8
oz frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (from 16-oz bag), thawed
3
cups uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz)
2 1/4
cups milk
1
package (1.8 oz) white sauce mix
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
3
tablespoons Progresso® Italian-style dry bread crumbs
2
medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut any large meatballs in half. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix milk and sauce mix with wire whisk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in pasta and meatballs. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix butter, bread crumbs and onions; sprinkle over top.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    710
    (
    Calories from Fat
    280),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    31g
    31%
    (Saturated Fat
    16g,
    16%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    125mg
    125%;
    Sodium
    1690mg
    1690%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    70g
    70%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    40g
    40%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    60%;
    Iron
    30%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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