Grown-Up Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Grown-Up Mac & Cheese
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  1. Heat covered 4-quart saucepan of salted water to boiling on high. Add pasta and cook as label directs.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. In 3-quart saucepan, cook pancetta on medium 5 minutes or until browned; with slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to paper towels to drain.
  3. Add enough oil to drippings in pan to equal 1 tablespoon; whisk in flour and cook 30 seconds, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk and heat to boiling on medium-high, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minute, stirring. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in Fontina cheese, 1/4 cup Romano cheese, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper until cheese melts. In cup, combine remaining Romano with panko.
  4. Drain pasta well. Stir pasta and pancetta into cheese mixture until evenly coated. Spoon mixture into 4-cup shallow gratin dish or 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle with panko mixture.
  5. Place dish on rack in bottom third of oven and broil 3 to 6 minutes or until browned.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 586.64 Kcal (2456 kJ)
Calories from fat 328.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.48g 56%
Cholesterol 117.67mg 39%
Sodium 1224.19mg 51%
Potassium 336.93mg 7%
Total Carbs 25.44g 8%
Sugars 9.26g 37%
Dietary Fiber 3.86g 15%
Protein 36.31g 73%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 4%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 818.3mg 82%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 177.28 Kcal (742 kJ)
Calories from fat 99.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.02g 56%
Cholesterol 35.56mg 39%
Sodium 369.95mg 51%
Potassium 101.82mg 7%
Total Carbs 7.69g 8%
Sugars 2.8g 37%
Dietary Fiber 1.17g 15%
Protein 10.97g 73%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 4%
Iron 0.2mg 3%
Calcium 247.3mg 82%

* 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

  • 14
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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