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Italian Mac and Cheese

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 4
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Provolone makes regular mac and cheese Italian. Ciao! MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

8
oz. (2 1/4 cups) uncooked ziti (long tubular pasta)
2
cups 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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
9g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
50%
50%
Iron
20%
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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