Cheesy Creamy Pasta Casserole

Cheesy Creamy Pasta Casserole

Prep:
40 mins
Cooking:
25 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Yields:
8 servings

Cheesy Creamy Pasta Casserole is as delicious and almost as easy as your traditional mac and cheese! The difference? An additional touch of nutritious vegetables mixed in a variety of melted cheeses. Dare to serve your family something different!

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) any tube pasta (rigatoni, mostaccioli or penne)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (14 3/4 oz.) cream-style corn, divided
  • 1 jar (4 oz.) sliced pimentos, drained, divided
  • 1 poblano pepper, roasted, peeled and chopped, divided
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Chihuahua cheese or Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COOK pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.

MELT butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and black pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and water. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes just to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat; set aside.

SPREAD 1/3 of white sauce on the bottom of prepared dish. Top sauce with half of pasta, 1/3 of sauce, half of creamed corn, half of pimentos and half of poblano. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Repeat with remaining pasta, sauce, corn, pimientos and poblano. Top with Chihuahua cheese. Cover with foil.

BAKE for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Baker's Comments

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size
    1/8 servings of recipe
  • Calories 480
  • Calories from Fat 170

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 19g 29%
  • Saturated Fat 12g 58%
  • Cholesterol 60mg 20%
  • Sodium 700mg 29%
  • Carbohydrates 62g 21%
  • Dietary Fiber 7g 27%
  • Sugars 10g
  • Protein 19g
  • Vitamin A 25%
  • Vitamin C 25%
  • Calcium 30%
  • Iron 15%

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