Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

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.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 15 min

480 calories per serving 


170 g pipe rigate, or other short-cut pasta   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.


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

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (300g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




14 g

21 %

Saturated 8 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

41 %


40 mg


460 mg

19 %


67 g

22 %


4 g

15 %


4 g


19 g

Vitamin A

10 %

Vitamin C

0 %


25 %


10 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: 3 servings
Milk and Alternatives: ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
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

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This recipe is in the following categories: Cheese | Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | High Calcium | Kosher | Vegetarian

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