Macaroni and Cheese from Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) Recipe

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Macaroni and Cheese from Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa)
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Drizzle oil into a large pot of boiling salted water. Add the macaroni and cook according to the directions on the package, 6-8 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don't boil it. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a large (4 qt.) pot and add the flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. While whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minutes or two more, until thickened and smooth. Off the heat, add the Gruyere, cheddar, 1 tablespoons salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and stir well. Pour into a 3 quart baking dish.
  4. Slice the tomatoes and arrange on top. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, combine butter with fresh breaf crumbs, and sprinkle on top. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and macaroni is browned on the top.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 662.34 Kcal (2773 kJ)
Calories from fat 279.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.07g 48%
Cholesterol 94.22mg 31%
Sodium 1244.44mg 52%
Potassium 467.06mg 10%
Total Carbs 64.99g 22%
Sugars 10.03g 40%
Dietary Fiber 2.87g 11%
Protein 29.46g 59%
Vitamin C 6mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 14%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 712.7mg 71%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 183.23 Kcal (767 kJ)
Calories from fat 77.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.6g 48%
Cholesterol 26.06mg 31%
Sodium 344.26mg 52%
Potassium 129.21mg 10%
Total Carbs 17.98g 22%
Sugars 2.77g 40%
Dietary Fiber 0.79g 11%
Protein 8.15g 59%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 14%
Iron 0.6mg 12%
Calcium 197.2mg 71%

* 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

  • 15.3
  • 18

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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