Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe came to me from my old across-the-hall neighbor in New York City. Makes a wonderfully smooth and cheesy side dish, or it can be easily doubled for Pot Lucks and Parties. Absolute comfort food!
- 8 ounces mostaccioli pasta (ziti or penne' pasta could also be used)
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 1⁄2 cups milk
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
- Cook Pasta "al dente" style. While Pasta is cooking, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Melt Butter in a large saucepan under medium heat. Stir in Flour, Salt and Pepper. Gradually add Milk; cook and stir until it thickens and slowly bubbles.
- Remove from heat; stir in 1 cup each Cheddar and Parmesan Cheese, blend until mixed well. Stir in Pasta.
- Spoon 1/2 Pasta and sauce into greased 13" x 9" baking dish. Layer with Swiss Cheese, then remaining Pasta mixture.
- Cover and bake 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
- Uncover and sprinkle remaining Cheddar Cheese over the top. Serve after Cheese melts, about 5-10 minutes.
This was creamy and good. The cheese amounts in the directions are a little confusing so I just put 1/2 the cheddar and all the parmesan in the sauce and then the other 1/2 of cheddar on the top. Made for Bargain Basement Tag March 2010.