Elevate this family-favorite pasta dish to a new level of flavor by using two types of cheese.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
2 tablespoons butter
1⁄4 cup flour
3 cups milk
1 cup fat-free chicken broth
1⁄2 cup dry white wine (or additional chicken broth)
1⁄2 teaspoon pepper (optional)
2 cups sliced white button mushrooms
4 cups whole wheat ziti or penne pasta, cooked
2 cups diced cooked turkey breast (1⁄2 inch dice)
1⁄3 cup frozen peas
1⁄3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1⁄2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350˚. Coat a shallow 2-3-quart baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, stir in flour and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in milk, chicken broth, wine and pepper (optional); bring mixture to a boil. Stir in mushrooms, reduce heat and cook, stirring frequently about 10 minutes or until mixture thickens and mushrooms are softened.
Add pasta, turkey, peas and Parmesan cheese into milk mixture; spoon into prepared dish. Top with Cheddar cheese and cover loosely with foil. Bake 45 minutes or until bubbling at edges and heated through.