Orichetti Bake

★★★★☆ 1 Review
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By Cara Noyes
from Newark, OH

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

serves 6
prep time 45 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 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
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 c
    shredded cheese
  • grated parmesan cheese to top recipe
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How To Make

  • 1
    In a microwavable mixing bowl, combine laughing cow cheese, butter spread, milk and wheat flour. Heat at 80% power for 3-4 minutes, until bubbly.
  • 2
    Whisk ingredients till smooth. Continue heating for an additional 2 minutes until mixture thickens.
  • 3
    Add in cottage cheese, pasta, mustard, ham, seasoned salt, garlic powder and shredded cheese. Mix together.
  • 4
    Pour into a lightly greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees F for 45-50 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  • 5
    Top with parmesan and enjoy!
  • 6
    Options: 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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