• 4servings
  • 45minutes
  • 447calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Cellulose
VitaminsB1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, E
MineralsSelenium, Natrium, Fluorine, Chromium, Calcium, Potassium, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 8 ounce(s) (about 3 cups) whole-wheat rotini pasta

  2. 2 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour

  3. 1 cup(s) non-fat milk , divided

  4. 1/2 cup(s) grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

  5. 1/2 cup(s) grated pepper Jack cheese

  6. 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground ancho chile powder (see Notes)

  7. 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt

  8. 1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper

  9. 1 1/2 cup(s) reduced-fat cottage cheese , preferably low-sodium

  10. 1 can(s) (5- to 6-ounce) chunk light tuna (see Notes) , drained and flaked

  11. 1 can(s) (10-ounce) diced tomatoes with green chiles (see Notes) , drained

  12. 1/4 cup(s) crumbled tortilla chips , preferably blue corn

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water according to package directions. Drain and rinse.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk flour and 2 tablespoons milk in a small bowl. Heat the remaining milk in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat until steaming.

  4. Gradually whisk a few tablespoons of the hot milk into the milk-flour mixture, then whisk this mixture back into the skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened, 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in Cheddar, pepper Jack, chile powder, salt, and pepper.

  5. Puree cottage cheese in a food processor or blender until very smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary. Stir into the sauce in the skillet. Add tuna and the pasta; stir well to coat with the sauce. Sprinkle drained tomatoes evenly over the top.

  6. Bake until hot and bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Top with crumbled tortilla chips.

  7. Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 reduced-fat milk, 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 medium fat meat Carbohydrate Servings: 3 Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (38% daily value), Magnesium (20% dv), Zinc (17% dv), Vitamin A (16% dv), Iron (15% dv)

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