Three-Color Macaroni and Cheese

Looking for a delicious meal using 3-color pasta and cheese? Then check out this great dinner recipe.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4

Ingredients

9
oz. (3 cups) uncooked tricolor rotini (spiral pasta)
1/4
cup margarine or butter
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2 1/2
cups milk
1
tablespoon prepared mustard
1/8
to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
4
oz. (1 cup) shredded natural Swiss cheese
1
medium tomato, chopped, drained
1/4
cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
1
tablespoon margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large saucepan, cook macaroni to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with hot water. Set aside.
  • 2 In same saucepan, melt 1/4 cup margarine. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk; stir in mustard and hot pepper sauce. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly.
  • 3 Add cheeses, stirring until melted. Carefully stir in tomato and cooked macaroni. Spoon into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Combine bread crumbs and melted margarine; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over top.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 20 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    720
    (
    Calories from Fat
    320),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    36g
    36%
    (Saturated Fat
    16g,
    16%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    870mg
    870%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    69g
    69%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    35%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    70%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    4 1/2 Starch; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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