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Mac and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by apneic_trance

Makes 4 servings



Home made macaroni and cheese. This macaroni and cheese is easier to make because the pasta is cooked in the sauce - no need to make separate dishes! (As such, the roux is thinner than most, don't be scared.)

Recipe Ingredients for Mac and Cheese

3 tbsp salted butter
1/2 large onion, diced
2 tbsp flour
8 ounce fettuccine or elbow noodles
3 cups whole milk
3 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper

Recipe Directions for Mac and Cheese

  1. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until clear.

  2. Add flour to butter, stir to create roux. Add milk in smal amounts to keep sauce from getting lumpy or gritty.

  3. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add noodles and boil until tender. Sauce will thicken as it cooks. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Add cheese in small handfuls, stirring until smooth.

  5. (An additional last step: Transfer from pot to a cassarole dish. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Top with breadcrumbs, French's Onion Toppers, or some more cheese. Bake for roughly ten minutes until slightly crispy.)

Categories

Cheese, Pasta, Main Dish, Side Dish, Boil, Quick, Saute

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 374.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
772
Calories from Fat
438
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
48.7g
75%
Saturated Fat
29.9g
149%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
186mg
62%
Sodium
1346mg
56%
Potassium
507mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
45.9g
15%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
10.9g
Protein
37.7g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 94% Iron 17%
* 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
  • High in calcium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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