Macaroni and Four Cheeses Recipe

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Submitted by wargoep

Makes 8 servings



derived from Ellie; serve with roasted broccoli and cauliflower and fresh cherry tomatoes

Recipe Ingredients for Macaroni and Four Cheeses

1 cooking spray
16 ounces elbow macaroni
20 ounces squash, winter, frozen pureed (2 packages)
2 cups skim milk
4 oz cheese, cheddar, grated, extra-sharp
2 oz cheese, Monterey Jack, grated
1/2 cup cheese, ricotta, fat-free
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mustard, dry
1/8 teaspoon pepper, cayenne
2 tablespoon bread crumbs, fine, dry
2 tablespoon cheese, Parmesan, freshly grated
1 teaspoon oil, olive

Recipe Directions for Macaroni and Four Cheeses

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Cook the macaroni according the package directions. Drain and transfer to the prepared baking dish.

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

  4. Combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and oil in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the top of the macaroni and cheese. Bake until the cheeses are bubbling around the edges, about 20 minutes, then broil for 3 minutes so the top is crisp and nicely browned.

  5. Serving size: 2 cups

  6. Nutrient Notes: Excellent source of: Vitamin A, Selenium, Thiamin, Folate, Calcium, Manganese, and Niacin; Good source of: Iron, Riboflavin, Fiber, and Phosphorus.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 230.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
362
Calories from Fat
86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.5g
15%
Saturated Fat
5.2g
26%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Sodium
499mg
21%
Potassium
437mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
50.7g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
6.6g
Protein
17.6g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 30% Iron 13%
* 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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