Kicked Up Mac and Cheese Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute. A little at a time, whisk in milk, mustard, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, then remove from heat and whisk in pepperjack, Cheddar and Parmesan until smooth. Stir in cooked pasta and pour into shallow 2 quart baking dish.
  4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in bread crumbs and chili powder. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 373.61 Kcal (1564 kJ)
Calories from fat 207.48 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.05g 35%
Cholesterol 76.91mg 26%
Sodium 881.46mg 37%
Potassium 184.27mg 4%
Total Carbs 20.83g 7%
Sugars 5.44g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1.07g 4%
Protein 17.2g 34%
Vitamin C 5.6mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 17%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 557mg 56%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 158.54 Kcal (664 kJ)
Calories from fat 88.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.78g 35%
Cholesterol 32.64mg 26%
Sodium 374.05mg 37%
Potassium 78.2mg 4%
Total Carbs 8.84g 7%
Sugars 2.31g 22%
Dietary Fiber 0.46g 4%
Protein 7.3g 34%
Vitamin C 2.4mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 17%
Iron 0.4mg 5%
Calcium 236.4mg 56%

* 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

  • 9.2
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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