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Red, White, and Green Skillet Spirals

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These healthy skillet spirals use only real ingredients and 100% whole grain pasta. Plus, it’s an entire meal in one (no sides needed). My kids will eat their veggies this way any time.

healthy skillet spirals
healthy skillet spirals

Red, White, and Green Skillet Spirals

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Pasta
Recipe Type: 90/10 Vegetarian
Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 4

Ingredients

  • 8 oz 100% whole wheat rotini
  • 2 cups broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 cups cauliflower cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes 15 oz
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 green onion chopped
  • 3 Tbsp 100% whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup gouda cheese shredded, divided
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded, divided

Instructions

  • Bring a large stockpot of water to a boil. Add pasta. Cook 4 minutes. Add broccoli and cauliflower. Cook 6 minutes. Drain, return to pan, and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter. Add green onions and cook 1 min. Add flour and stir until smooth. Slowly add milk, whisking constantly. Add salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer, and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 3/4 c of each the gouda and the cheddar. Stir until smooth.
  • Add cheese sauce to broccoli mixture. Add the can of tomatoes. Stir well. Return to skillet. Preheat broiler. Sprinkle parmesan and remaining cheeses over the top. Broil 3-5
  • Preheat broiler. Sprinkle parmesan and remaining cheeses over the top. Broil 3-5 minutes or until cheeses begin to bubble and brown (it will go fast).
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  1. Made this tonight. Mixed reviews from the family….may have to try it next time without the tomatoes. I do have plenty left over for the lunches on my meal plan for this week!

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