Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published May 10, 2020
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Though this classic dish may get tiresome, with over 300 ways to prepare it – your kids (and you!) will love it every time.

How To Make Macaroni and Cheese

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An incredible recipe for the ultimate mac and cheese recipe! You'll find yourself enjoying getting creative in the kitchen even for a seemingly simple pasta dish!

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 24 mins
Total Time: 34 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz fusilli, dried cooked and drained
  • 10 oz frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 7 oz tomatoes, diced drained
  • cooking spray
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 8 oz fat-free cream cheese
  • ½ cup fat reduced cheddar, shredded divided
  • ¼ cup parmesan, grated
  • salt and pepper

COLUMN A

  • Penne
  • fusilli
  • small shells
  • Ziti
  • Cavatappi
  • tricolor rotini
  • Rigatoni

COLUMN B

  • frozen spinach, thawed
  • frozen peas, thawed
  • sausage, cooked
  • ½ cup mushrooms, cooked
  • 1 cup ham, cooked diced
  • frozen asparagus spears, thawed
  • 1 cup chicken breast, cooked diced

COLUMN C

  • Pepper Jack
  • pizza blend
  • mozzarella
  • provolone
  • Gruyere
  • Gouda
  • Fontina

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Add pasta to a greased 6-qt. oven-proof casserole.

  3. Stir in broccoli (or another item from Column B) and diced tomatoes.
  4. In nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook onion 3 minutes or until translucent.
  5. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, 1 minute more or until flour just begins to turn golden.
  6. Slowly whisk in milk until mixture is free of lumps and flour is incorporated.
  7. Stir in cream cheese; cook, stirring, until cheese dissolves and mixture is smooth.
  8. Bring to a simmer and stir in ¾ cup of cheddar (or your choice of cheese from Column C) and Parmesan; stir until cheeses melt.

  9. Pour over pasta and vegetables; toss to coat.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Sprinkle with ¾ cup of cheddar (or the cheese chosen from Column C).

  12. Bake 20 minutes or until golden.
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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 538mg
  • Calories: 555kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 67g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 1143mg
  • Protein: 45g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 1126mg
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Vitamin A: 1213IU
  • Vitamin C: 73mg
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