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Macaroni and Cheese

4 Reviews
100% 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
470 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

170 g gluten free/wheat free shells 2 1/2 cups
2 tsp butter, unsalted 9 g
1/3 dried chili peppers, minced 0.1 g
2 tsp cornstarch 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 (160g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

470

Fat

14 g

21 %

Saturated 8 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

41 %

Cholesterol

40 mg

Sodium

240 mg

10 %

Carbohydrate

66 g

22 %

Fibre

3 g

11 %

Sugars

5 g

Protein

16 g

Vitamin A

12 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

28 %

Iron

14 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 2 ½ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Source of  :
Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Vitamin D, Zinc
Good source of  :
Potassium, Vitamin B12
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Phosphorus
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

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

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This recipe is in the following categories

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