Awesome Mac N Cheese Recipe

Looking for an easy Awesome Mac n Cheese recipe? Learn how to make Awesome Mac n Cheese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by msn3rd702

Makes 8 servings



Bacon, mushrooms, and kale take macaroni and cheese to the next level. Cottage cheese adds creaminess and more flavor.

Recipe Ingredients for Awesome Mac n Cheese

1 box ditalini
1 onion, diced
1 egg
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 cups kale, finely chopped
1 cup half and half
1 cup cottage cheese, lowfat
2 tsp yellow mustard
6 oz center cut bacon, thick sliced

Recipe Directions for Awesome Mac n Cheese

  1. Prepare pasta according the packaging's directions and drain well. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp. Set aside to cool and break into pieces once cooled.

  3. Reserve about half a tablespoon of bacon grease and discard the rest. Cook onions and mushrooms in bacon grease over medium heat until mushroom are well browned. Do not burn.

  4. Combine egg, half and half, mustard, cottage cheese, and 2 cups of shredded cheese. Add pasta and carefully combine well to coat. Add onion and mushroom mixture, bacon, and kale. Mix well to combine and pour into a 13x9 in casesrole or 10 cup baking dish.

  5. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes so cheese can brown slightly.

  6. Allow to sit 15 minutes before serving.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 225.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
436
Calories from Fat
136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.1g
23%
Saturated Fat
7.6g
38%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
852mg
36%
Potassium
247mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
48.4g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2.8g
11%
Sugars
2.9g
Protein
29.1g
Vitamin A 56% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 23% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in vitamin A
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