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Macaroni and Cheese

112 Reviews
82% would make this recipe again

Contrary to popular belief, a «Macaroni and Cheese» dish is unknown in Italy. However we do have several cheese sauces for pasta. Here is a spicy version of this comfort-food classic.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
480 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

170 g pipe rigate 2 1/2 cups
2 tsp butter, unsalted 9 g
1/3 dried chili peppers, minced 0.1 g
2 tsp white flour (all purpose) 5 g
1/3 cup milk, partly skimmed, 2% 85 mL
1 tsp whole-grain mustard 5 mL
2/3 cup Cheddar cheese, grated 50 g
4 tsp Parmesan cheese, grated 4 g

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

To save time, the sauce preparation and pasta cooking steps should be done at the same time.
  1. Start cooking the pasta.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced chili pepper and sauté 1 min, then add the flour and cook 2 min with stirring. Pour in the milk and bring to a boil. Add the mustard and grated cheeses while stirring until the sauce is smooth.
  3. Put the drained pasta back into the pasta cooking pot, add the sauce and mix well. Serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (300g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

480

Fat

14 g

21 %

Saturated 8 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

41 %

Cholesterol

40 mg

Sodium

460 mg

19 %

Carbohydrate

67 g

22 %

Fibre

4 g

15 %

Sugars

4 g

Protein

19 g

Vitamin A

12 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

25 %

Iron

11 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 3 servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D
Good source of  :
Calcium, Magnesium, Niacin, Vitamin B12, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables 0
Milk and Alternatives 0
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 2 ½

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Members' Reviews

112 Reviews (108 with rating only ) 82% would make this recipe again
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liam000
november 16, 2016 | I would make this recipe again

I am an awful cook so the first time I made this it tasted not so good. The second time around it was a great succes. I will do it again.

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AMPAINE
february 22, 2013

Very simple and enjoyed by the family. The Dijon gives an adult friendly taste as well.

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MangiaQuesto
june 09, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

I didn't have mustard so I just omitted it. This was wickedly good. I'll definitely be making it again!

Useful 1
MilkyDay
february 17, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Quick and de-li-cious! I happened to have all the ingredients ready and made a perfect weeknight dinner.

Useful 2

This recipe is in the following categories

Pasta | Cheese | Main courses/Entrées | Vegetarian | Kosher | High Calcium | Halal

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MilkyDay
february 17, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Quick and de-li-cious! I happened to have all the ingredients ready and made a perfect weeknight dinner.

Useful 2
MangiaQuesto
june 09, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

I didn't have mustard so I just omitted it. This was wickedly good. I'll definitely be making it again!

Useful 1
liam000
november 16, 2016 | I would make this recipe again

I am an awful cook so the first time I made this it tasted not so good. The second time around it was a great succes. I will do it again.

Useful 0