Mac & Cheese with Red Peppers & Tomatoes (Food Network Kitchens) Recipe

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Mac & Cheese with Red Peppers & Tomatoes (Food Network Kitchens)
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  1. 1.Preheat oven to 400degreesF.
  2. 2. Lightly butter a 9- by 13-inch casserole dish. Bring a large pot of cold water to a boil and generously salt. Add pasta and boil, stirring occasionally, until almost al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain pasta, transfer to a large bowl, and cool slightly.
  3. 3. Melt butter with garlic clove in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs, parsley, and thyme and toss together. Remove garlic clove; set crumbs aside.
  4. 4. Toss pasta with cheeses. Fold in bechamel sauce. Mix in tomatoes, red pepper, salt, and pepper. Transfer to prepared baking dish and scatter bread crumbs over top. Bake until sauce bubbles and crumbs crisp and brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour with a wooden spoon and cook about 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk and bring to a boil. Add parsley, thyme, bay leaf, and onion. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook, whisking occasionally, until sauce is thick, about 15 minutes. Remove herbs and onion and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, and pepper.
  6. Calories: 747
  7. Total Fat: 33.5 grams
  8. Saturated Fat: 19.5 grams
  9. Total Carbohydrate: 78 grams
  10. Protein: 31 grams
  11. Sodium: 1240 milligrams
  12. Cholesterol: 98 milligrams
  13. Fiber: grams
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 7398.79 Kcal (30977 kJ)
Calories from fat 1935.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 215.01g 331%
Cholesterol 518.03mg 173%
Sodium 14084.17mg 587%
Potassium 5031.61mg 107%
Total Carbs 1055.22g 352%
Sugars 136.89g 548%
Dietary Fiber 70.92g 284%
Protein 282.45g 565%
Vitamin C 136.6mg 228%
Vitamin A 2.6mg 85%
Iron 89.6mg 498%
Calcium 5186.7mg 519%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 230.64 Kcal (966 kJ)
Calories from fat 60.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.7g 331%
Cholesterol 16.15mg 173%
Sodium 439.04mg 587%
Potassium 156.85mg 107%
Total Carbs 32.89g 352%
Sugars 4.27g 548%
Dietary Fiber 2.21g 284%
Protein 8.8g 565%
Vitamin C 4.3mg 228%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 85%
Iron 2.8mg 498%
Calcium 161.7mg 519%

* 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

  • 165.1
  • 190

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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