Makawoni Au Gratin

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Active Time

20 minutes

Total Time

1 hour

Serving Size



  • 16 oz penne (or rigatoni) pasta
  • 8 oz Gouda cheese, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 16 oz evaporated milk
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided


  1. Bring water to boil for pasta. Cook pasta following package instructions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, shred Gouda (1 ½ cups). Dice onion and bell pepper (1/2 cup each) and garlic (1 teaspoon).
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Preheat medium saucepan on medium 2–3 minutes. Place butter in pan; let melt. Add onions, peppers, and garlic; cook 2–3 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender. Add pasta to vegetable mixture; stir to coat. Stir in milk, mayonnaise, seasoned salt, ½ cup Parmesan, and ¾ cup Gouda and mix until well blended. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour mixture into 13- x 9-inch baking dish; top with remaining ½ cup Parmesan and ¾ cup Gouda. Bake 25–30 minutes or until top is golden and mixture is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve.

Nutritional information

Amount per ⅛ recipe serving: Calories 530, Total Fat 28g, Sat Fat 12g, Trans Fat 0g, Chol 65mg, Sodium 760mg, Total Carb 48g, Fiber 4g, Total Sugars 9g (Incl. 2g Added Sugars), Protein 24g, Vit D 0%, Calc 35%, Iron 15%, Potassium 8%