Jacked up Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Jacked up Macaroni and Cheese
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add both boxes of macaroni (pasta only) into a casserole dish and add water.
  3. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 8 minutes.
  4. After 8 minutes lift foil, stir gently, replace foil and bake for another 8 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, add 2 tablespoons melted butter to the crushed Ritz crushed crackers and mix.
  6. Lay strips of bacon on a plate and cover with a paper towel.
  7. Microwave at 30 second intervals until bacon is crispy.
  8. Once bacon is cool, crumble into pieces.
  9. When pasta is ready, remove from oven and stir in 1/2 cup butter, milk and 1 cup cheddar cheese.
  10. Top with remaining cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon and crushed crackers.
  11. Return to oven, uncovered, until topping is golden brown and bubbling (about 15 minutes). Serve.
  12. Additional add-ins: grilled chicken, broccoli, peas, tuna, salsa or ground beef.
  13. Healthy Alternatives: Use whole grain or veggie pasta. Add whole grain crushed crackers for topping.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 623.32 Kcal (2610 kJ)
Calories from fat 386.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42.9g 66%
Cholesterol 107.97mg 36%
Sodium 887.69mg 37%
Potassium 160.59mg 3%
Total Carbs 30.39g 10%
Sugars 5.32g 21%
Dietary Fiber 0.48g 2%
Protein 21.31g 43%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 367.3mg 37%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 177.11 Kcal (742 kJ)
Calories from fat 109.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.19g 66%
Cholesterol 30.68mg 36%
Sodium 252.24mg 37%
Potassium 45.63mg 3%
Total Carbs 8.63g 10%
Sugars 1.51g 21%
Dietary Fiber 0.14g 2%
Protein 6.06g 43%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 14%
Iron 0.2mg 5%
Calcium 104.4mg 37%

* 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

  • 15.9
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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