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Tuscan Macaroni and Cheese Bake Recipe

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


Submitted by ladynutter

Makes 8 servings



Or, the best and last Mac & Cheese you'll ever eat.

Recipe Ingredients for Tuscan Macaroni and Cheese Bake

14 ounces smoked turkey sausage
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
8 ounces cream cheese
4 oz sliced olives
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups 1% milk
2 tomatoes
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Tuscan Macaroni and Cheese Bake

  1. Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions but undercook the pasta by 1-2 minutes since it will continue baking in the oven. In a large bowl, combine the sausage, cooked pasta, cream cheese, olives, and mozzarella cheese. In a small bowl, mix flour and spices together.

  2. In a medium saucepan melt the butter, then whisk in flour and spices. Allow the flour/butter mixture to cook without browning for about 30 seconds while whisking/stirring. Slowly add the milk and stir until slightly thickened, this may take about 5-6 minutes. Stir constantly to prevent scorching on the bottom of the pan. When slightly thickened, pour the milk mixture over pasta mixture and mix well.

  3. Pour into an 11X7-inch (or circular) lightly greased casserole dish. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove cover and add tomato slices on top then sprinkle parmesan cheese over and bake uncovered for 10 minutes more. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 214.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
399
Calories from Fat
222
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
24.7g
38%
Saturated Fat
13.2g
66%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Sodium
970mg
40%
Potassium
247mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
25.0g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
19.9g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 29% 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-
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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