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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by flowerbud

Makes 4 servings



From Bon Appetit by way of http://www.chowhound.com/topics/340640.

Recipe Ingredients for Macaroni and Cheese

2 cups dried macaroni, such as elbow macaroni, penne or rigatoni
2 medium carrots cut into 1/4 inch slices
5 oz. broccoli florets
1 cup 1% cottage cheese
1 T Dijon mustard
1/4 t Tabasco or to taste
1 salt and pepper
4 oz. Cabot 75% light cheddar (preferably sharp)
4 oz. mozzarella, part skim
1 T Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Recipe Directions for Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling water 4 minutes. Add carrots and cook 2 minutes. Add broccoli and cook 2 minutes. Drain pasta and vegetables reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid. Return pasta and vegetables to pot.

  2. Preheat oven to 400. Spray 1 1/2 quart soufflé dish with non-stick spray. Blend cottage cheese, reserved pasta cooking liquid, mustard and Tabasco in processor until smooth. Stir into pasta and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Mix in cheddar and mozzarella. Transfer to prepared dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until top begins to brown, about 20 minutes.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 226.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
375
Calories from Fat
91
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.1g
16%
Saturated Fat
5.8g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Sodium
680mg
28%
Potassium
361mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
40.6g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
30.7g
Vitamin A 88% Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 50% 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
B+
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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