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“Southern Living”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Prepare cellentani pasta according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, melt 2 T butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
  4. Gradually whisk in flour; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute.
  5. Gradually whisk in milk and evaporated milk until smooth; cook, whisking constantly, 8-10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  6. Whisk in Gouda cheese, the next 3 ingredients, and 1/8 t cayenne pepper until smooth.
  7. Remove from heat, and stir in ham and drained pasta.
  8. Pour pasta mixture into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  9. Stir together crushed cereal, 1 T melted, and remaining 1/8 t cayenne pepper; sprinkle over pasta.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
  11. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  12. Tested with Barilla Cellentani pasta and Cabot 1.5% Reduced-Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

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