Three-Cheese Pasta Bake

Southern Living JANUARY 2008

1001
Three-Cheese Pasta Bake

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    (8-oz.) package penne pasta

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • 2

    tablespoons flour

  • cups milk

  • ½

    cup half-and-half

  • ½

    cup (4 oz.) shredded white Cheddar cheese

  • ¼

    cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1

    cup (8 oz.) shredded Gruyère cheese, divided*

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon pepper

  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare pasta according to package directions. 2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour; cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and half-and-half; cook, whisking constantly, 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup Gruyère cheese, and next 3 ingredients until smooth. 3. Stir together pasta and cheese mixture, and pour into 4 lightly greased 8-oz. baking dishes or 1 lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. (If using 8-oz. baking dishes, place in a jelly-roll pan for easy baking, and proceed as directed.) Top with remaining 1/2 cup Gruyère cheese. 4. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly. *Swiss cheese may be substituted. Note: To make ahead, proceed with recipe as directed through Step 3. (Do not top with remaining Gruyère cheese.) Cover and chill up to 8 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly. Increase oven temperature to 400°. Top pasta mixture with remaining Gruyère cheese, and bake 10 more minutes or until golden.


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