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Almost Guilt Free Mac and Cheese

 
One serving costs about $2.72 One serving costs about $2.72

$2.72 per serving

4 people like this recipe

4 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner American
spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

You can never have too many American recipes, so give Almost Guilt Free Mac and Cheese a try. For $2.72 per serving, you get a main course that serves 8. One portion of this dish contains roughly 38g of protein, 31g of fat, and a total of 585 calories. It is brought to you by spoonacular user cathy da moma. Head to the store and pick up cellantani pasta, olive oil, juice of lemon, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Guilt-Free Mac 'n' Cheese, Almost Guilt Free Mac and Cheese, and Guilt-Free No-Bake Cheesecake {high protein, gluten-free}.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 pound
0.5 pound cellantani pasta
cellantani pasta
1 medium Head
1 medium Head cauliflower
cauliflower
1 pound
1 pound diced chicken breast
diced chicken breast
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
5 Tbsps
5 Tbsps butter
butter
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps flour
flour
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp cooked coleman's mustard
cooked coleman's mustard
3 cups
3 cups soy milk
soy milk
1 medium
1 medium yellow diced onion
yellow diced onion
2
2  bay leaves
bay leaves
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps paprika
paprika
0.5
0.5  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps thyme
thyme
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps canned szechuan peppers
canned szechuan peppers
2
2  eggs
eggs
5 ounces
5 ounces goat cheese
goat cheese
5 ounces
5 ounces shredded parmesan cheese
shredded parmesan cheese
6 ounces
6 ounces shredded emmental cheese
shredded emmental cheese
1 cup
1 cup panko bread crumbs
panko bread crumbs
some
some kosher salt
kosher salt
some
some black fresh ground pepper
black fresh ground pepper
0.5 pound cellantani pasta
0.5 pound
cellantani pasta
1 medium Head cauliflower
1 medium Head
cauliflower
1 pound diced chicken breast
1 pound
diced chicken breast
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
5 Tbsps butter
5 Tbsps
butter
3 Tbsps flour
3 Tbsps
flour
1 Tbsp cooked coleman's mustard
1 Tbsp
cooked coleman's mustard
3 cups soy milk
3 cups
soy milk
1 medium yellow diced onion
1 medium
yellow diced onion
2  bay leaves
2
bay leaves
0.5 tsps paprika
0.5 tsps
paprika
0.5  lemon (juice)
0.5
lemon (juice)
0.25 tsps thyme
0.25 tsps
thyme
0.5 tsps garlic powder
0.5 tsps
garlic powder
0.13 tsps canned szechuan peppers
0.13 tsps
canned szechuan peppers
2  eggs
2
eggs
5 ounces goat cheese
5 ounces
goat cheese
5 ounces shredded parmesan cheese
5 ounces
shredded parmesan cheese
6 ounces shredded emmental cheese
6 ounces
shredded emmental cheese
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 cup
panko bread crumbs
some kosher salt
some
kosher salt
some black fresh ground pepper
some
black fresh ground pepper

Equipment

measuring cup
measuring cup
baking sheet
baking sheet
whisk
whisk
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
sauce pan
sauce pan
bowl
bowl
pot
pot
measuring cup
measuring cup
baking sheet
baking sheet
whisk
whisk
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
sauce pan
sauce pan
bowl
bowl
pot
pot


Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Farenheit. For Roasted Cauliflower Clean core and leaves from cauliflower (you do not have to have any precision when doing this). Chop cauliflower into pieces. Pieces should be roughly 1/2" - 3/4". Place chopped cauliflower pieces onto a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over top of cauliflower and mix to thoroughly coat pieces. After 20 minutes, toss cauliflower pieces to brown all sides. Bake for another 20 minutes or until edges are browned. Remove from oven and lower temperature to 350 degrees Farenheit. For Macaroni and Cheese In a large pot of boiling and salted water, cook pasta until it is al dente. Once done, drain. In another large saucepan, over medium high heat, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Once melted, whisk in flour. Keep whisking to ensure that there are no lumps. After 5-7 minutes, the butter and flour mixture should be a light caramel color. Add the soy milk, bay leaves, paprika, lemon juice, thyme, garlic powder and Szechuan pepper. Stir occasionally for 10 - 15 minutes. The mixture should thicken up. Remove bay leaves. In a medium size bowl thoroughly mix eggs. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, slowly add milk mixture to eggs (temper the eggs). While adding the hot mixture to the eggs, make sure that you keep whisking. Once you have roughly 2 cups of the soy milk mixture in with the eggs, dump everything into the main saucepan and stir. Add in 3/4 of the shredded cheeses, and all of the goat cheese, and stir to combine. Add in the cooked, diced chicken and roasted cauliflower. Once these are combined, add the cooked pasta and stir thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a 9"x13" baking pan. Cover with remaining cheese. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saute pan. Add panko bread crumbs and stir to coat all of the crumbs with butter. Top the mac and cheese with the panko crumbs and bake for 30 minutes. Let rest for 15-20 minutes before serving. If you really want to kick up the heat factor in this, you can add tablespoon of Sriracha hot sauce to the mix.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.72
Ingredient
½ pounds cellantani pasta
1 medium Head cauliflower
1 pound diced chicken breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cooked coleman's mustard
3 cups soy milk
1 medium yellow diced onion
2 bay leaves
½ teaspoons paprika
½ lemon (juice)
¼ teaspoons thyme
½ teaspoons garlic powder
2 eggs
5 ounces goat cheese
5 ounces shredded parmesan cheese
6 ounces shredded emmental cheese
1 cup panko bread crumbs
some black fresh ground pepper
Price
$0.49
$2.99
$4.02
$0.33
$0.60
$0.03
$0.07
$1.44
$0.24
$0.04
$0.05
$0.10
$0.03
$0.05
$0.48
$4.76
$2.99
$2.43
$0.58
$0.02
$21.74

Nutritional Information

Quickview
585 Calories
38g Protein
30g Total Fat
38g Carbs
25% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
585k
29%

Fat
30g
48%

  Saturated Fat
15g
97%

Carbohydrates
38g
13%

  Sugar
5g
7%

Cholesterol
135mg
45%

Sodium
863mg
38%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
38g
76%

Selenium
56µg
81%

Calcium
600mg
60%

Phosphorus
541mg
54%

Vitamin C
43mg
53%

Vitamin B3
10mg
53%

Vitamin B6
0.93mg
47%

Vitamin B12
2µg
35%

Vitamin B2
0.59mg
35%

Manganese
0.54mg
27%

Folate
103µg
26%

Vitamin A
1209IU
24%

Vitamin E
3mg
23%

Copper
0.42mg
21%

Potassium
715mg
20%

Zinc
3mg
20%

Vitamin B5
1mg
20%

Vitamin B1
0.29mg
19%

Magnesium
66mg
17%

Vitamin K
15µg
15%

Iron
2mg
15%

Fiber
3g
14%

Vitamin D
1µg
10%

covered percent of daily need

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