Macaroni and 4 Cheeses Recipe

Looking for an easy Macaroni and 4 Cheeses recipe? Learn how to make Macaroni and 4 Cheeses using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by eklips01

Makes 8 servings



Cook Time: 40 minutes Yields: 8 servings

Recipe Ingredients for Macaroni and 4 Cheeses

1 Cooking spray
1 pound elbow macaroni
20 ounces winter squash
2 cups lowfat milk
4 ounces Cheddar
2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mustard
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 teaspoon olive oil

Recipe Directions for Macaroni and 4 Cheeses

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until tender but firm, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  3. Meanwhile, place the frozen squash and milk into a large saucepan and cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally and breaking up the squash with a spoon until defrosted. Turn the heat up to medium and cook until the mixture is almost simmering, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the Cheddar, Jack cheese, ricotta cheese, salt, mustard and cayenne pepper. Pour cheese mixture over the macaroni and stir to combine. Transfer the macaroni and cheese to the baking dish.

  4. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan and oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the top of the macaroni and cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Then broil for 3 minutes so the top is crisp and nicely browned.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 230.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
356
Calories from Fat
64
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.1g
11%
Saturated Fat
3.6g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Sodium
499mg
21%
Potassium
507mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
55.3g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
5.0g
Protein
17.8g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 28% Iron 15%
* 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 cholesterol
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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