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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 joelpennie

Makes 6 servings



This is one of both our favorites. It's 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. It's a straightforward recipe that comes together without much fuss, other than having to grate some carrots. But to make up for that, I've eliminated the need to make a cheese sauce on the top of the stove. Instead, I toss the hot pasta with grated cheddar, butter, sour cream for creaminess, and eggs to hold it all together. The grated carrots get boiled along with the pasta, so cooking them isn't an extra step. And the tiny orange shreds look so much like the cheddar that your kids might not even notice they are there. This is one of those macaroni and cheeses with an eggy custard base that puffs as it cooks, and is cut into squares to serve, like a casserole, as opposed to that gooey, creamy, stove-top béchamel sauce version. I know that some people have strong opinions about proper mac and cheese (I'm an equal opportunist myself), but thought I'd let you know what you're getting. Read More http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Carroty-Mac-and-Cheese-367160#ixzz1it4ECYkd

Recipe Ingredients for Carroty Mac and Cheese

2 cups macaroni
3 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
8 coarsely grated carrot
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cups sour cream
1/4 cup 2% milk
2 large eggs
3/4 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

Recipe Directions for Carroty Mac and Cheese

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

  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. 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. 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

Cheese, Pasta, Main Dish, American, Bake, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 164.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
512
Calories from Fat
322
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
35.8g
55%
Saturated Fat
21.9g
109%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
167mg
56%
Sodium
496mg
21%
Potassium
203mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
24.3g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
22.6g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 51% Iron 9%
* 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 selenium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
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