Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cheesy Bow-Tie Casserole

So Mac N Cheese (homemade) was on the menu for last night, but I had picked up several boxes of Bow-Tie shaped pasta 4/$5 (plus free eggs) at Albies this weekend, so I decided to use that instead. As a result, here is my recipe for Cheesy Bow-Tie Casserole adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook's Macaroni and Cheese recipe.

Cheesy Bow-Tie Casserole

10 oz bow tie pasta, cooked al dente
2 TBS butter (I use a lower fat soft spread)
3/4 cup onions, chopped finely
2 1/2 cups milk (I used nonfat powdered, reconstituted)
2 TBS flour
2 1/2 cups cheese (I like to use Sharp, but a combo of cheddar and american works)

Directions: melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and saute until tender. Add flour and stir until onions are evenly coated. Add milk all at once. Stir and cook until slightly thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add cooked noodles and stir. Put in 8 X 8 baking dish and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Sprinkle additional small handful of cheese on top and cook until melted (3 minutes or so).


AllyJo said...

Oh, I love your blog and your title!! My husband and I have been kinda sorta following/thinking about Dave Ramsey for years and finally decided to commit this month. Debt isn't our problem, but saving is. We start our first class this Sunday night. I love your recipes. Blessings to you in your financial and evangelistic journies.

karen said...

Something a dietician suggested once....when making frosting, use marshmallow creme for 1/2 of the frosting. It will reduce the sweetness. Don't know what it does to the calories, but it does taste good.

Rachael said...

Thanks allyjo...we are in the same boat! We have no debt (we are renting for now, no mortgage) at all, but need help with saving/investing intelligently. Have fun with the Ramsey class...I hope we can take one someday!

Karen- great tip, I will have to check that out:)