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Cheesiest Bowtie Mac and Cheese

 
Cheesiest Bowtie Mac and Cheese
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This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $0.72

$0.72 per serving

402 people like this recipe

402 likes

This recipe is ready in 35 minutes

Ready in 35 minutes

4 vegetarian,popular,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner American
spoonacular Score:54%

Spoonacular Score: 54%

 

If you want to add more American recipes to your recipe box, Cheesiest Bowtie Mac and Cheese might be a recipe you should try. Watching your figure? This lacto ovo vegetarian recipe has 555 calories, 15g of protein, and 16g of fat per serving. For 72 cents per serving, you get a main course that serves 4. 402 people have tried and liked this recipe. A mixture of bowtie pasta, extra sharp cheddar cheese, extra sharp cheddar cheese, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 35 minutes. It is brought to you by spoonacular user gtessex. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 64%. This score is solid. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Cheesiest Bowtie Mac and Cheese, The Cheesiest Spinach and Cheese Lasagna, and 21 Day Fix Broccoli Mac & Cheese (AKA the perfect Mac & Cheese).

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 pkg
1 pkg bowtie pasta
bowtie pasta
1 pkg
1 pkg extra sharp cheddar cheese
extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 pkg
1 pkg white extra sharp cheddar cheese
white extra sharp cheddar cheese
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps oregano
oregano
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
0.25 cup
0.25 cup sour cream
sour cream
0.25 cup
0.25 cup unsalted butter
unsalted butter
1 pkg bowtie pasta
1 pkg
bowtie pasta
1 pkg extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 pkg
extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 pkg white extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 pkg
white extra sharp cheddar cheese
2 Tbsps oregano
2 Tbsps
oregano
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
0.25 cup sour cream
0.25 cup
sour cream
0.25 cup unsalted butter
0.25 cup
unsalted butter

Equipment

casserole dish
casserole dish
sauce pan
sauce pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
casserole dish
casserole dish
sauce pan
sauce pan
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.72
Ingredient
1 package bowtie pasta
1 package extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 package white extra sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons oregano
¼ cups sour cream
¼ cups unsalted butter
Price
$1.45
$0.01
$0.01
$0.52
$0.39
$0.49
$2.87

Tips

Health Tips

  • Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.

  • 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.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • get more health tips

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

  • 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.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • 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.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
555 Calories
15g Protein
16g Total Fat
86g Carbs
8% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
555
28%

Fat
16g
25%

  Saturated Fat
9g
59%

Carbohydrates
86g
29%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
38mg
13%

Sodium
604mg
26%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
15g
31%

Selenium
71µg
103%

Manganese
1mg
58%

Phosphorus
238mg
24%

Fiber
4g
19%

Copper
0.35mg
17%

Magnesium
68mg
17%

Vitamin K
16µg
16%

Iron
2mg
13%

Zinc
1mg
12%

Vitamin B3
2mg
10%

Vitamin A
491IU
10%

Vitamin B6
0.19mg
10%

Potassium
306mg
9%

Calcium
86mg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.11mg
7%

Folate
27µg
7%

Vitamin B2
0.11mg
7%

Vitamin E
0.97mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.57mg
6%

Vitamin D
0.27µg
2%

Vitamin B12
0.07µg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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