Chic Mac and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by riverald

Makes 12 servings



Blue cheese rules in this pasta classic. Serve it alongside a grilled steak.

Recipe Ingredients for Chic Mac and Cheese

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
6 stalk,+medium+7-1/2"+-+8"+long celery ribs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 pound blue cheese, crumbled
2 large eggs
1 pound uncooked penne pasta
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Chic Mac and Cheese

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and celery; sauté 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Sprinkle with salt. Set vegetables aside.

  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add flour, whisking until smooth; cook 1 minute. Gradually add whipping cream and half-and-half; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Whisk in celery seeds and white pepper. Remove from heat; add blue cheese, whisking until cheese melts.

  3. Whisk eggs in a medium bowl until lightly beaten. Gradually whisk about one-fourth of hot white sauce into eggs, whisking constantly; add to remaining white sauce, stirring constantly. Whisk in celery leaves.

  4. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pan. Stir in vegetables and white sauce. Pour into a lightly greased 13" x 9" baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

  5. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Categories

Pasta, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 237.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
511
Calories from Fat
306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
34.0g
52%
Saturated Fat
20.8g
104%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
154mg
51%
Sodium
845mg
35%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
31.7g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
2.0g
Protein
20.1g
Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 40% 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 sugar
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
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