Carroty Mac and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by lhsn

Makes 6 servings



Comforting, crusty topped, soft centered, and very cheesy?but not at all sophisticated. Just simple, kid-friendly, homemade food with the added grown-up appeal of lots of healthful carrots tossed into the mix.

Recipe Ingredients for Carroty Mac and Cheese

2 cups whole wheat macaroni
8 carrots (coarsly grated)
3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Carroty Mac and Cheese

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Arrange a rack in the top third of the oven.

  2. 2. Cook macaroni according to package instructions in a large pot of salted boiling water; add carrot 3 minutes before pasta is finished cooking; drain well.

  3. 3. While pasta is hot, stir in all but 1/2 cup of the cheddar and the butter. In a bowl, whisk together the sour cream, milk, eggs, salt, mustard powder, and pepper. Fold mixture into the pasta.

  4. 4. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining cheddar and the parmesan over the top. Bake until the casserole is firm to the touch and golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 247.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
413
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
30.0g
46%
Saturated Fat
18.4g
92%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
156mg
52%
Sodium
987mg
41%
Potassium
554mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
15.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.4g
14%
Sugars
8.8g
Protein
21.1g
Vitamin A 413% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 58% Iron 7%
* 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
  • High in calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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