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The Best Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Submitted by mommy0708

Makes 8 servings



The BEST mac & cheese I've ever had. And I'm a girl who knows M&C.

Recipe Ingredients for The BEST Mac & Cheese

1 pound Whole Wheat Pasta
1 T Olive Oil
1/2 Onion, Chopped
1/2 Red Pepper, Chopped
1 tablespoon Butter
1 tablespoon Flour
2 cups Milk
1/2 cups Heavy Cream
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cups Shredded Gruyere
15 grams Bacon, Fried And Crumbled

Recipe Directions for The BEST Mac & Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Boil water for pasta and cook according to directions. In a skillet, add the olive oil over medium heat and saute onions and red pepper. While water is boiling, make the sauce. In a medium saucepan on medium heat, add butter and flour and whisk together to create a roux. Add milk and cream, stirring constantly. Add cheeses and stir consistently for 5-8 minutes until mixture thickens.

  3. In a baking dish, layer pasta, pepper and onion mixture and bacon, Add half of the cheese sauce, then more pasta, peppers, onion and bacon. Add remaining cheese sauce.

  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 166.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.3g
25%
Saturated Fat
8.2g
41%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Sodium
203mg
8%
Potassium
377mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
47.7g
16%
Dietary Fiber
5.4g
22%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
15.8g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 27% Iron 12%
* 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
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
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