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Whole Wheat Pasta Casserole with Cheese

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

10
oz whole wheat pasta of your choice (I used penne)
6
tablespoons butter
3
tablespoons flour
3
cups milk (not skim)
1
cup half and half
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3
cups cheddar cheese, grated
1
cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
711.0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
44.8g
69%
Saturated Fat
26.6g
133%
Cholesterol
128.1mg
43%
Sodium
891.2mg
37%
Total Carbohydrate
47.5g
16%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
8.2g
Protein
32.8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0.60%
1%
Calcium
80.80%
81%
Iron
11.60%
12%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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If you want a cheesier taste, you can add 4 oz of cheese sauce when you add the cheddar.

Directions

  • 1 Cook the pasta as per their instruction. Strain and set aside.
  • 2 Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8 inch baking dish with oil or cooking spray.
  • 3 Melt the butter in a large pot. Add the flour and stir until the mixture is lightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Add the milk and half and half and whip to remove the lumps. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4 Add the cheese and stir until everything is well combined. Add the cooked pasta and mix well.
  • 5 Transfer the mixture to the greased mold, sprinkle on the parmesan cheese and bake for 40-45 minutes until it’s browned and bubbling.

Macaroni and cheese is one my kids favorite meals. I like to prepare my own version at home while keeping nutrition in mind. I like to use whole grain pasta because it offers more nutritional value than regular pasta. Sometimes I add pieces of chicken or ham to give it a special touch. Enjoy!

Rate and Comment

Oriana Romero Oriana Romero
September 23, 2015

Macaroni and cheese is one my kids favorite meals. I like to prepare my own version at home while keeping nutrition in mind. I like to use whole grain pasta because it offers more nutritional value than regular pasta. Sometimes I add pieces of chicken or ham to give it a special touch. Enjoy!