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BBQ Mac and Cheese

 
One serving costs about $1.82

$1.82 per serving

6 people like this recipe

6 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner American
spoonacular Score:70%

Spoonacular Score: 70%

 

BBQ Mac and Cheese might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe serves 4. One serving contains 815 calories, 37g of protein, and 25g of fat. For $1.82 per serving, this recipe covers 31% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Foodista has 6 fans. If you have cheddar cheese or, garlic, brown sugar, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. This recipe is typical of American cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about about 45 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 70%, which is solid. Creamy Blue Cheese and BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese, BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese, and BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese are very similar to this recipe.

Macaroni and Cheese on the menu? Try pairing with Chenin Blanc, Lambrusco, and Riesling. 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:
1 cup
1 cup cottage cheese
cottage cheese
0.5 cups
0.5 cups parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
0.5 cups
0.5 cups ketchup
ketchup
1 tsp
1 tsp brown sugar
brown sugar
0.5
0.5  jalapeno
jalapeno
0.5 cups
0.5 cups italian parsley
italian parsley
1.25 cups
1.25 cups milk
milk
3 cloves
3 cloves garlic
garlic
1
1  diced onion
diced onion
0.75 tsps
0.75 tsps ground cumin
ground cumin
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps black pepper
black pepper
2 Tbs
2 Tbs butter
butter
1 cup
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
shredded cheddar cheese
0.25 cups
0.25 cups italian breadcrumbs
italian breadcrumbs
1 lb
1 lb macaroni
macaroni
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup
cottage cheese
0.5 cups parmesan cheese
0.5 cups
parmesan cheese
0.5 cups ketchup
0.5 cups
ketchup
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp
brown sugar
0.5  jalapeno
0.5
jalapeno
0.5 cups italian parsley
0.5 cups
italian parsley
1.25 cups milk
1.25 cups
milk
3 cloves garlic
3 cloves
garlic
1  diced onion
1
diced onion
0.75 tsps ground cumin
0.75 tsps
ground cumin
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
0.5 tsps black pepper
0.5 tsps
black pepper
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs
butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup
shredded cheddar cheese
0.25 cups italian breadcrumbs
0.25 cups
italian breadcrumbs
1 lb macaroni
1 lb
macaroni

Equipment

food processor
food processor
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven
food processor
food processor
baking pan
baking pan
oven
oven


Instructions

Prepare the macaroni as directed. Combine in a food processor the cottage cheese, milk, Parmesan cheese, ketchup, brown sugar, jalapeo, garlic, parsley and seasonings. Heat a frying pan with butter and saut the onions until softened and transparent. Heat another frying pan with a pat of butter; add the bread crumbs; toss and brown a bit. Preheat Oven 325 degrees: Butter a baking dish. Add the macaroni, the mixture from the food processor, the shredded cheese, the onions and toss. Top with the bread crumbs a few pats of butter and grated Parmesan cheese and a little shredded cheese. Bake 25 30 minutes; until slightly golden.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.82
Ingredient
1 cup cottage cheese
½ cups parmesan cheese
½ cups ketchup
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ jalapeno
½ cups italian parsley
1.25 cups milk
3 cloves garlic
1 diced onion
¾ teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoons black pepper
2 Tbs butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cups italian breadcrumbs
1 pound macaroni
Price
$1.05
$1.05
$0.43
$0.01
$0.03
$1.19
$0.41
$0.20
$0.24
$0.10
$0.03
$0.24
$1.21
$0.11
$0.97
$7.28

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Ketchup can pack in a surprising amount of sugar, so read the nutrition facts label and find a brand that doesn't have too much. Of course, you can also make your own ketchup so you can control how much sugar goes in.

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

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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).

  • Making your own ketchup from scratch won't actually save you money and will definitely cost you more time. Personally, we will be sticking with store bought, but watching our serving sizes to avoid too much sugar.

Cooking Tips

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • 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.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

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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.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
815 Calories
36g Protein
25g Total Fat
108g Carbs
24% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
815
41%

Fat
25g
39%

  Saturated Fat
14g
90%

Carbohydrates
108g
36%

  Sugar
17g
20%

Cholesterol
69mg
23%

Sodium
1275mg
55%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
36g
73%

Selenium
88µg
127%

Vitamin K
127µg
121%

Manganese
1mg
64%

Phosphorus
633mg
63%

Calcium
550mg
55%

Vitamin A
1566IU
31%

Vitamin B2
0.53mg
31%

Magnesium
102mg
26%

Zinc
3mg
24%

Copper
0.47mg
23%

Fiber
4g
20%

Vitamin C
16mg
19%

Potassium
662mg
19%

Vitamin B6
0.38mg
19%

Iron
3mg
17%

Vitamin B1
0.26mg
17%

Vitamin B12
0.99µg
16%

Folate
63µg
16%

Vitamin B3
3mg
16%

Vitamin B5
1mg
14%

Vitamin D
1µg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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