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Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Looking for an easy Macaroni & Cheese recipe? Learn how to make Macaroni & Cheese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by zyngz

Makes 6 servings



Adapted from "Cook This Not That"

Recipe Ingredients for Macaroni & Cheese

2 tbsp. butter
1/2 yellow onion, minced
2 tbsp. flour
3 c. skim milk
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese, extra sharp
1 Salt and black pepper to taste
1 lb elbow macaroni
1/4 c. chopped canned jalapenos
1/2 c. panko bread crumbs
1/4 c. grated Parmesan

Recipe Directions for Macaroni & Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375.

  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium hat. Add the onion and cook until soft and translucent (but not browned), about 3 minutes. Add the flour and stir to incorporate into the butter. Pour in the milk a few tablespoons at a time, using a whisk to incorporate the flour and prevent lumps from forming. When all the milk has been added, allow the sauce to simmer for10 minutes, until it begins to thicken. Stir in the cheese and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente, drain, and return to the pot. Add the cheese sauce, jalapenos, and prosciutto and stir to fully incorporate. Pour into a large baking dish. Top with the bread crumbs and sprinkle with Parmesan.

  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil until the bead crumbs are golden brown and crispy, about another 3 minutes.

  5. Number of Servings: 6

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 269.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
576
Calories from Fat
174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.3g
30%
Saturated Fat
11.5g
58%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
447mg
19%
Potassium
445mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
72.7g
24%
Dietary Fiber
3.2g
13%
Sugars
9.6g
Protein
26.6g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 51% Iron 19%
* 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 selenium
  • High in thiamin
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