Macaroni and Two Cheeses Recipe

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  1. Heat oven to 375°. Butter a 3-quart casserole dish; set aside.
  2. Place bread in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Pour butter into bowl with bread, and toss. Set breadcrumbs aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, heat milk. Melt remaining 6 tablespoons butter in a high-sided skillet over medium heat. When butter bubbles, add flour. Cook, whisking, 1 minute.
  4. While whisking, slowly pour in hot milk. Continue cooking, whisking constantly, until the mixture bubbles and becomes thick.
  5. Remove pan from heat. Stir in salt, nutmeg, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dijon mustard, cheddar cheese, and Gruyère; set cheese sauce aside.
  6. Cook macaroni 2 to 3 minutes less than manufacturer's directions. Transfer macaroni to a colander, rinse under cold running water, and drain well. Stir macaroni into the cheese sauce
  7. Pour mixture into prepared dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over top. Bake until browned on top, about 30 minutes. Transfer dish to a wire rack to cool 5 minutes; serve hot.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 555.75 Kcal (2327 kJ)
Calories from fat 262.61 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29.18g 45%
Cholesterol 92.05mg 31%
Sodium 863.83mg 36%
Potassium 306.25mg 7%
Total Carbs 45.99g 15%
Sugars 7.48g 30%
Dietary Fiber 2.62g 10%
Protein 27.75g 55%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 1mg 33%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Calcium 768.3mg 77%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 190.41 Kcal (797 kJ)
Calories from fat 89.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 45%
Cholesterol 31.54mg 31%
Sodium 295.97mg 36%
Potassium 104.93mg 7%
Total Carbs 15.76g 15%
Sugars 2.56g 30%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 10%
Protein 9.51g 55%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 33%
Iron 0.7mg 11%
Calcium 263.2mg 77%

* 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

  • 13
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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