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Macaroni and cheese

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Serves:
5
Serving Size
Serving Size:
1/5 of prepared recipe
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Ingredients

Ingredients

1/2 8-ounce package whole grain elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups (8-ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
Optional: 1/2 cup bread crumbs
 

Directions

Directions

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  3. In medium saucepan, melt margarine or butter. Stir in flour. Gradually stir in milk. Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until sauce thickens. Stir in salt and pepper.
  4. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts. 
  5. Stir cheese mixture into cooked pasta. 
  6. Spoon pasta into a greased 2-quart baking dish.
  7. Top with bread crumbs if desired. 
  8. Bake 30 minutes.
     
Tips and Variations
Tips and Variations
  • Make this dish healthier by adding chopped vegetables when you mix the cheese sauce with the pasta. Try onion, broccoli, red pepper, corn, tomatoes, or cauliflower.
  • Try using a combination of cheeses instead of just cheddar.
  • Reheat leftover macaroni and cheese in the microwave. Add a little more milk before heating and stir frequently.
     
Nutritional Info

Nutritional Info

Serves 5
Amount per serving
Calories
379
Total Fat
22.3 g
Saturated Fat
10.3 g
Cholesterol
50 mg
Sodium
713 mg
Total Carbohydrates
26.9 g
Dietary Fiber
1.9 g
Total Sugar
7 g
Protein
19.2 g
Allergens:
Dairy
Wheat
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Time to make
Time to make:
10 minutes preparation; 42 minutes cook time.
Recipe Credit
Recipe Credit:
University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff
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Category:
Main Dishes
Special Criteria
Special Criteria:
Vegetarian
Whole Grains

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