Total Time
Prep 23 mins
Cook 5 mins

I saw this recipe on 30 Minute Meals by Rachael Ray on the Food Network. It looked so good I had to try it out. I have to say, it tastes as good as it looks! It really does only take 30 minutes, maybe less once you get used to making it and don't have to take the time to look at the recipe. On the show, she makes her own tomato sauce, but I just used a jar sauce, which takes less time and tastes just as good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put pasta water on to boil. Add salt and pasta to boiling water and
  2. cook until pasta is "Al Dente" (a little chewy). While pasta cooks,
  3. melt butter in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour, then cook 1
  4. minute, adding salt, pepper and nutmeg to flour. Add milk and bring
  5. sauce to a bubble. Reduce for 5 minutes. Turn on low heat and add shredded
  6. cheeses to sauce and stir until cheese is melted.
  7. 2. Drain pasta and transfer to a large casserole dish. Pour tomato
  8. sauce over pasta and toss until pasta is evenly coated. Pour cheese sauce
  9. over pasta. Cover the top with sliced fresh mozzarella. Place dish under
  10. broiler for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbly.


Most Helpful

This was ok for dinner, but was inedible for lunch the next day.

Herb-Cat April 30, 2010

okay, but too creamy for us.

beth August 03, 2009

This was great! My 4 year old had two helpings and asked for thirds!!! I put into a 9x13 pan and used mini-ziti pasta. Also used shredded mozzarella, as it is what I had on hand (and more than a cup because we are cheese-a-holics).

iewe April 14, 2009

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