Orichetti Bake

Orichetti Bake Recipe

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Cara Noyes

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@cnoyes

This is similar to a mac and cheese bake. It is tasty and warmly delicious!

Rating:
★★★★☆ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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1 pkg
laughing cow swiss cheese
1/4 c
country crock spread (or butter)
3 1/2 c
milk, skim
1/4 c
wheat flower
1 c
cottage cheese
2 Tbsp
mustard
1 c
ham, diced
1 tsp
seasoned salt
1 tsp
garlic powder
dash(es)
salt and pepper to taste
1 c
shredded cheese
grated parmesan cheese to top recipe

How to Make Orichetti Bake

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a microwavable mixing bowl, combine laughing cow cheese, butter spread, milk and wheat flour. Heat at 80% power for 3-4 minutes, until bubbly.
  • 2Whisk ingredients till smooth. Continue heating for an additional 2 minutes until mixture thickens.
  • 3Add in cottage cheese, pasta, mustard, ham, seasoned salt, garlic powder and shredded cheese. Mix together.
  • 4Pour into a lightly greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees F for 45-50 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  • 5Top with parmesan and enjoy!
  • 6Options:
    1)You can top the mixture with breadcrumbs before baking.
    2) You may want to decrease the amount of mustard if it is too strong for your tastes.
    3) I often use almond milk in this recipe for a nutty richness.

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About Orichetti Bake

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtags: #cheese, #pasta, #orichetti




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