1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni or large tube pasta
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2-1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese, divided
Cook rigatoni according to package directions.
Preheat oven to 375°. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in Swiss, fontina, mozzarella, 1/4 cup Parmesan and 1/4 cup Romano cheeses until melted.
Drain rigatoni; stir in cheese sauce. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.
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Test Kitchen Tips
To keep pasta from sticking together when cooking, use a large pot with plenty of water. Add a little cooking oil if desired (this also prevents boiling over).
In Europe, Parmigiano-Reggiano and Parmesan are considered the same cheese. But in the U.S., Parmesan is a generic term that may not come from Italy’s Parmigiano-Reggiano region. Using the authentic Italian cheese (in a lesser amount than the original’s ½ cup) ensures a cheesy richness in the makeover with less fat and calories.