Grown-up Mac And Cheese Recipe

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Grown-up Mac And Cheese
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  1. 1. Coat a 2- to 2 1/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. 2. Heat oven to 350°.
  3. 3. Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water, under-cooking slightly, otherwise the end result of the casserole will yield mushy, overcooked pasta. Not good. So, if the pasta is supposed to cook for 8 minutes, I'll cook it for about 6 and a half minutes.
  4. 4. Drain and rinse the macaroni with cold water; set aside and let drain some more.
  5. 5. Cut the vidalias in half and slice into thin strips. Slice the shallot thinly.
  6. 6. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Toss in the sliced onions and shallots, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring to coat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let cook slowly until nicely browned, slightly caramelized.
  7. 7. Pour in the white wine and let cook down. Add the chopped garlic and season with salt and pepper. Once the liquid has all been absorbed, remove from the heat and set aside.
  8. 8. Peel a small vidalia onion and cut in half, removing the root.
  9. 9. Pour the milk and cream into a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup. Add the bay leaf and the halved onion and scald in the microwave) about 2-3 minutes on high). Remove the onion and bay leaf.
  10. 10. In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir until well blended and bubbly. Season with a bit of salt and pepper, and them pour in the milk and cream mixture, whisking constantly.
  11. 11. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Add the mustard and hot sauce, stirring well and tasting to check the seasoning.
  12. 12. Fold in the boursin cheese, and cheddar. Cook, stirring, until cheeses have melted.
  13. 13. Dump the drained macaroni into the prepared baking dish. Add the caramelized onions and mix well.
  14. 14. Pour in the cheese sauce and stir to make sure everything is evenly distributed and coated.
  15. 15. Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the casserole and top with grated cheddar and parm. Sprinkle with paprika.
  16. 16. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the cheese sauce is bubbly and topping is lightly browned.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 353.01 Kcal (1478 kJ)
Calories from fat 144.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.1g 25%
Cholesterol 47.65mg 16%
Sodium 291.9mg 12%
Potassium 233.75mg 5%
Total Carbs 38.21g 13%
Sugars 5.29g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1.94g 8%
Protein 12.21g 24%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 11%
Iron 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 214.1mg 21%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 198.93 Kcal (833 kJ)
Calories from fat 81.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.07g 25%
Cholesterol 26.85mg 16%
Sodium 164.49mg 12%
Potassium 131.72mg 5%
Total Carbs 21.53g 13%
Sugars 2.98g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1.09g 8%
Protein 6.88g 24%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 11%
Iron 0.7mg 6%
Calcium 120.6mg 21%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 8
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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