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Penne Mac & Cheese

Penne Mac & Cheese

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 400
  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Bake: 20 mins at 350°F
  • Broil: 3 mins
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Ingredients

  • 1 box (16 ounces) penne rigate
  • 3/4 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 pound Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Coat a 2-quart broiler-safe oval baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling.
  2. Once water boils, add penne. Cook 6 minutes, then drain. In a large bowl, toss together the cheddar, Gruyere and Asiago. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until smooth and slightly bubbly. In a thin stream, whisk in milk. Stir in onion powder, salt and cayenne. bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in 2 1/2 cups of the cheese mixture.
  4. In pasta pot, stir together the cooked penne and the cheese sauce. Pour half into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with a generous cup of the cheese. Spoon remaining penne into dish and top with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil and cook 3 minutes, until top is lightly browned. Cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Information for Penne Mac & Cheese

Servings Per Recipe: 12
PER SERVING: 400 cal., 21 g total fat (12 g sat. fat), 65 mg chol., 410 mg sodium, 33 g carb. (1 g fiber), 20 g pro.

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