Macaroni ‘n’ Cheese Italiano


  • a pair of cups of raw elbow macaroni
  • 3/4 cup shredded onion
  • one/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet pepper
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup meatless pasta sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons general-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups lite milk
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat
  • cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim
  • cheese cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • cheese
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and
  • diced


Prepare food in step with package directions till sauteed however firm. Meanwhile, in an exceedingly massive slippy skillet, saute the onion, celery, and sweet pepper in oil until tender. Stir in alimentary paste sauce, basil and oregano. bring around a boil. scale back heat; simmer, uncovered, for five minutes. Drain macaroni; stir into sauce. Transfer to a pair of-qt. baking dish coated with nonstick cookery spray; set aside.

in an exceeding saucepan, mix the flour, salt, nutmeg, and cayenne. bit by bit stir in milk until smooth. bring around a overboil on medium heat; cook and stir for two minutes or till thickened. scale back heat; stir in-store cheese and cheese cheeses until melted. Pour over macaroni mixture. high with Parmesan cheese and tomatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Let signify five minutes before serving.

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