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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

 
One serving costs about $4.15 One serving costs about $4.15

$4.15 per serving

4 people like this recipe

4 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

1 side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner American
spoonacular Score:86%

Spoonacular Score: 86%

 

The recipe Baked Macaroni and Cheese could satisfy your American craving in roughly roughly 45 minutes. For $4.15 per serving, this recipe covers 56% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 2633 calories, 108g of protein, and 135g of fat. This recipe serves 1. 4 people were glad they tried this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. Not a lot of people really liked this main course. Head to the store and pick up pkt elbow macaroni, milk, bread crumbs, and a few other things to make it today. Overall, this recipe earns an amazing spoonacular score of 86%. Macaroni and Cheese – home made macaroni and cheese is a comfort food that is hard to beat. You can put away the pre packaged macaroni and cheese at the store, 3 Cheese Baked Macaroni, and Baked Macaroni and Cheese are very similar to this recipe.

Chenin Blanc, Lambrusco, and Riesling are great choices for Macaroni and Cheese. With rich, cheesy mac & cheese you'll want to cleanse the palate with something crisp and acidic. We recommend Chenin Blanc, Riesling, or dry Lambrusco if you're in the mood for a red. You could try Essay Chenin Blanc. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.2 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 9 dollars per bottle.

Essay Chenin Blanc

The Essay Chenin Blanc is a medium-bodied white blend made from South Africa's white varietal, Chenin Blanc. The Chenin Blanc gives the wines its fruit salad, guava and melon aromas and a refreshing acidity. Some sur lie on the less for a few months adds to the complexity and body. A touch of aromatic Viognier complements the fruit structure with some floral hints. The wine is perfect on its own as an aperitif on the porch on a hot summer's day. Chenin Blanc pairs well with a wide range of foods, especially sushi, oysters, Asian curries, sweet-and-sour dishes, and summer salads.Blend: 87% Chenin Blanc, 13% Viognier

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Ingredients

Servings:
8 oz
8 oz elbow macaroni
elbow macaroni
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps butter
butter
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps flour
flour
1.75 cups
1.75 cups milk
milk
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps salt
salt
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps pepper
pepper
2 cups
2 cups cheddar cheese
cheddar cheese
0.5 cups
0.5 cups bread crumbs
bread crumbs
1.5 Tbsps
1.5 Tbsps butter
butter
8 oz elbow macaroni
8 oz
elbow macaroni
2 Tbsps butter
2 Tbsps
butter
2 Tbsps flour
2 Tbsps
flour
1.75 cups milk
1.75 cups
milk
0.13 tsps salt
0.13 tsps
salt
0.13 tsps pepper
0.13 tsps
pepper
2 cups cheddar cheese
2 cups
cheddar cheese
0.5 cups bread crumbs
0.5 cups
bread crumbs
1.5 Tbsps butter
1.5 Tbsps
butter

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
oven
oven


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter 1-quart baking dish. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy saucepan; blend in flour. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour in milk gradually and cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Add seasonings and cheese, stirring until cheese is melted. Add macaroni and transfer to prepared baking dish. Combine bread crumbs and melted butter; sprinkle over macaroni. Bake for 30 minutes. Makes 6 servings

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $4.14
Ingredient
8 ounces elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1.75 cups milk
2 cups cheddar cheese
½ cups bread crumbs
1.5 tablespoons butter
Price
$0.49
$0.24
$0.02
$0.58
$2.42
$0.21
$0.18
$4.14

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a brand of gluten-free breadcrumbs.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Depending on the recipe, you might be able to substitute almond meal or flaxseed for the breadcrumbs to reduce the carbohydrate content and up the nutrition. For example, almond meal works well for breading, while ground flaxseed can help with binding.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
2632 Calories
108g Protein
134g Total Fat
243g Carbs
48% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
2632
132%

Fat
134g
208%

  Saturated Fat
82g
513%

Carbohydrates
243g
81%

  Sugar
32g
36%

Cholesterol
385mg
128%

Sodium
2636mg
115%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
108g
217%

Selenium
209µg
300%

Calcium
2273mg
227%

Phosphorus
2061mg
206%

Manganese
2mg
138%

Vitamin B2
2mg
118%

Zinc
12mg
85%

Vitamin A
4182IU
84%

Vitamin B1
1mg
74%

Vitamin B12
4µg
68%

Magnesium
254mg
64%

Vitamin D
7µg
51%

Copper
1mg
50%

Folate
189µg
47%

Vitamin B3
8mg
45%

Iron
7mg
44%

Potassium
1427mg
41%

Fiber
10g
41%

Vitamin B5
3mg
39%

Vitamin B6
0.72mg
36%

Vitamin E
2mg
16%

Vitamin K
15µg
15%

covered percent of daily need

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