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"Say Cheese" Noodles

No recipe image available.A cheese-filled tortellini mac and cheese casserole. Cheesy 'noodles', indeed!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound fresh or refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese - divided use
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon plain dry bread crumbs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat broiler. Cook tortellini according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook until smooth and bubbly, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; add garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and just begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup cheddar and the Parmesan. Discard garlic. Stir in tortellini and parsley until well mixed.
  3. Transfer to shallow 1 1/2-quart casserole. Combine remaining 1/4 cup cheddar and the bread crumbs in small bowl; sprinkle on top of casserole. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until topping is golden.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens - BHG.com a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.