Penne and Two Cheeses

Looking for a classic pasta dinner? Then check out this cheesy casserole - ready in 40 minutes.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Casserole

8
oz. (3 cups) uncooked penne (tube-shaped pasta)
2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1 1/2
cups milk
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded mild Cheddar cheese
4
oz. (1 cup) cubed Havarti cheese
1/3
cup sliced green onions
1/3
cup sliced marinated sun-dried tomatoes

Topping

1
cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
2
tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 Cook penne to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in medium saucepan. Stir in flour, salt, pepper and milk. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in cheeses until melted.
  • 3 In sprayed casserole, combine cooked penne, onions, tomatoes and cheese sauce; mix well.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons butter; mix well. Sprinkle over penne mixture.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 20 minutes or until crumbs are golden brown.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
    Calories
    650
    (
    Calories from Fat
    310),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    34g
    34%
    (Saturated Fat
    20g,
    20%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    95mg
    95%;
    Sodium
    740mg
    740%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    59g
    59%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    50%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    4 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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