Grown up Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Grown up Mac and Cheese
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  1. Heat oven to 350°F Spray 9x13 dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Cook penne pasta according to box and desired tenderness.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Cook until bubbly, stirring constantly. Gradually add half and half, stirring constantly. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in cheeses, until melted. Cheese will be stringy. Stir in milk.
  4. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add to cheese sauce to pasta, stirring gently to coat. Pour into dish. Sprinkle with green onions.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges are bubbly and mixture is thoroughly heated.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 522.81 Kcal (2189 kJ)
Calories from fat 353.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.28g 60%
Cholesterol 105.05mg 35%
Sodium 735.43mg 31%
Potassium 175.68mg 4%
Total Carbs 16.66g 6%
Sugars 1.83g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2.83g 11%
Protein 26.1g 52%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 12%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 727.8mg 73%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 232.02 Kcal (971 kJ)
Calories from fat 156.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.43g 60%
Cholesterol 46.62mg 35%
Sodium 326.39mg 31%
Potassium 77.97mg 4%
Total Carbs 7.39g 6%
Sugars 0.81g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1.26g 11%
Protein 11.58g 52%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 12%
Iron 0.2mg 3%
Calcium 323mg 73%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.2
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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