Italian Three Cheese Macaroni
- Category: Vegetarian, Side Dishes
- Servings: 12
- Print Recipe
- 4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
- ½ cup butter, cubed
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups 2% milk
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cans (14½ ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup dry bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Cook macaroni according to package directions.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in the cheddar and Parmesan cheeses until melted. Drain the macaroni.
Spread 1 cup cheese sauce in a greased 13-by-9-inch baking pan. Layer with half of macaroni, tomatoes and cheese sauce. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Combine bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over top.
Cover and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10–15 minutes longer or until golden brown and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
More Side Dishes
Tomato-Pimento Cheese ShortcakesWith Black-Peppered Whipped Cream