How does Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Meatballs sound to you?

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How does Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Meatballs sound to you?
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Tue, 06-05-2012 - 5:05pm


Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Meatballs

White sauce mix is the base for homemade macaroni made even heartier with cooked meatballs.

Makes 4 servings
 

8 oz frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (from 16-oz bag), thawed

3 cups uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz)

2 1/4 cups milk

1 package (1.8 oz) white sauce mix

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted

3 tablespoons  Italian-style dry bread crumbs

2 medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut any large meatballs in half. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.

Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix milk and sauce mix with wire whisk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in pasta and meatballs. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix butter, bread crumbs and onions; sprinkle over top.

Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden brown.

Makes 4 servings (1 1/2 cups each)

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Re: How does Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Meatballs sound
Sun, 06-10-2012 - 12:14am

That reminds me, I have some mushrooms to use up before they go bad.   I've been to busy to make a good mushroomy dish.  :smileysurprised:

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What is your favorite way to use mushrooms? I threw what I had in the food processor & when I took the bowl off, Levi said "are you just going to dump those on top of he lasagna?". Yeah, I don't think Caleb would forgive me for that. I put that in the leftover sauce & since they were processed, he'll probably not notice them...


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That is a great idea, sneaky but effective. :smileywink:

I like mushrooms in stir fries, in omelets, on salads, and every way possible.  :smileyhappy:  They are a great source of Vitamin D. 

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