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Cheddar and Vegetable Pasta Bake

Rated as 3.8 out of 5 Stars

"Looking for a healthy version of mac and cheese? This is it! Mixed vegetables and Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese – yum!"
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Ingredients

42 m servings 465 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add flour; cook and stir 1 minute. Add milk, salt and pepper sauce. Heat to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup cheese until melted.
  2. Add sauce and vegetables to pasta; toss well. Transfer to a greased medium baking dish or oval casserole. Cover with foil; bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven 15 minutes or until hot. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 465 calories; 19.2 g fat; 48.3 g carbohydrates; 28.6 g protein; 59 mg cholesterol; 1008 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I've never made mac and cheese before this, but we LOVE it. We don't use the garlic or hot pepper mainly because I have been out of it every time I make it, but it is one of our go to meals.

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While this was a easy recipe, there was no flavor but that in the veggies. The noodles were tender, the veggies still had a crunch to it, I did follow to a T other then the I used mix veggies (g...

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While this was a easy recipe, there was no flavor but that in the veggies. The noodles were tender, the veggies still had a crunch to it, I did follow to a T other then the I used mix veggies (g...

I've never made mac and cheese before this, but we LOVE it. We don't use the garlic or hot pepper mainly because I have been out of it every time I make it, but it is one of our go to meals.

This is simple enough to make and tastes good, although I would make a few changes. I agree with one of the other reviewers that it CAN be bland, but that of course is where your own creativity...

Sorry but some recipes are a "starting point or a "base" and this is one of them. I made this for a pot luck where I had the task of the pasta and vegetable dish. Yes, it is what I call a base...

A nice cheesy pasta. My kids liked it. You can customize veggies to your tastes. I topped with 1/2 c. cheddar and 1/2 c. parmesan cheese which added a bit more flavor.

Right off the top I did make some changes based on the comments here. I used fresh broccoli, cauliflower and carrots which I can get prepared and bagged at my local supermarket. I sautéed them f...

Great if you can be creative, like one user said...

I really liked this. It's a great base recipe. After making it the first time, I know just how I'll alter it next time. I'll use some parmesan and more hot pepper sauce for flavor (I used srir...