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Tuesday, February 07 2017

Nothing says "home meal delivery" like a warm, bubbly casserole, so we've collected the cheesiest, most delicious dinners we could find. These layered dishes -- like classic lasagna and remixed mac and cheese with lobster -- will keep your family dinners (and you) happy any day of the week.


1 1/2 - cups dried whole wheat rigatoni or rotini (6 ounces)
1 - large lobster tail (8 to 10 ounces)
2 - cups small broccoli florets
Nonstick cooking spray
3/4 - cup chopped red sweet pepper (1 medium)
1/3 - cup chopped onion (1 small)
1 - 6 1/2 ounce container light semisoft cheese with garlic and herb
2 - cups fat-free milk
1 - tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 - cup shredded reduced-fat Italian-style cheese blend (4 ounces)
1/2 - teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/4 - teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3 - cup whole wheat or regular panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook pasta according to package directions, adding the lobster tail for the last 7 minutes of cooking and adding the broccoli for the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain and set aside. When lobster tail is cool enough to handle, remove the lobster meat from shell and coarsely chop the meat; discard shell.

Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium heat. Add sweet pepper and onion to skillet. Cook about 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in semisoft cheese until melted.

In a medium bowl whisk together milk and flour until smooth. Add all at once to sweet pepper mixture in skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low. Stir in Italian-style cheese blend until melted. Stir in cooked pasta, broccoli, chopped lobster, lemon peel, and black pepper.

Transfer mixture to a 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with panko. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through and top is golden brown.
Nutrition Facts (Lobster Mac and Cheese Casserole)

Per serving: 322 kcal cal., 10 g fat (6 g sat. fat, 68 mg chol., 402 mg sodium, 35 g carb., 4 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 25 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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