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How to Make the Cheesiest Bowtie Mac and Cheese

 
How to Make the Cheesiest Bowtie Mac and Cheese
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This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
 
One serving costs about $1.23

$1.23 per serving

402 people like this recipe

402 likes

This recipe is ready in 35 minutes

Ready in 35 minutes

4 vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish,lunch,main course,main dish,dinner American
spoonacular Score:68%

Spoonacular Score: 68%

 

If you want to add more American recipes to your repertoire, How to Make the Cheesiest Bowtie Mac and Cheese might be a recipe you should try. This recipe makes 4 servings with 775 calories, 29g of protein, and 35g of fat each. For $1.23 per serving, this recipe covers 21% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A mixture of salt and pepper, cream, parsley, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. This recipe is liked by 402 foodies and cooks. It works well as an affordable main course. It is brought to you by Pink When. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 35 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 0%. This score is very bad (but still fixable). Cheesiest Bowtie Mac and Cheese, The Cheesiest Spinach and Cheese Lasagna, and How to Make the Perfect Mac and Cheese are very similar to this recipe.

Chenin Blanc, Lambrusco, and Riesling are my top picks 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. One wine you could try is Essay Chenin Blanc. It has 4.2 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 9 dollars.

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 pkg
1 pkg bowtie pasta cook as directed
bowtie pasta cook as directed
1 cup
1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese
extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup
1 cup white extra sharp cheddar cheese
white extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp
1 tsp salt and pepper
salt and pepper
0.25 cup
0.25 cup sour cream
sour cream
0.25 cup
0.25 cup unsalted butter
unsalted butter
some
some fresh parsley
fresh parsley
1 pkg bowtie pasta cook as directed
1 pkg
bowtie pasta cook as directed
1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup
extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup white extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup
white extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt and pepper
1 tsp
salt and pepper
0.25 cup sour cream
0.25 cup
sour cream
0.25 cup unsalted butter
0.25 cup
unsalted butter
some fresh parsley
some
fresh parsley

Equipment

casserole dish
casserole dish
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
oven
oven
oven
oven
casserole dish
casserole dish
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
oven
oven
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.23
Ingredient
1 package bowtie pasta cook as directed
1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup white extra sharp cheddar cheese
¼ cups sour cream
¼ cups unsalted butter
some fresh parsley
Price
$1.45
$1.21
$1.21
$0.39
$0.49
$0.16
$4.90

Tips

Health Tips

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

  • 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!

  • 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.

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
774 Calories
29g Protein
34g Total Fat
85g Carbs
12% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
774
39%

Fat
34g
54%

  Saturated Fat
21g
132%

Carbohydrates
85g
28%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
97mg
32%

Sodium
952mg
41%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
29g
58%

Selenium
79µg
114%

Phosphorus
522mg
52%

Manganese
1mg
52%

Calcium
451mg
45%

Zinc
3mg
23%

Vitamin A
1094IU
22%

Magnesium
77mg
19%

Vitamin K
19µg
18%

Vitamin B2
0.31mg
18%

Copper
0.35mg
17%

Fiber
3g
15%

Iron
1mg
11%

Vitamin B6
0.21mg
11%

Vitamin B3
1mg
10%

Potassium
335mg
10%

Vitamin B12
0.53µg
9%

Folate
33µg
8%

Vitamin B1
0.12mg
8%

Vitamin B5
0.79mg
8%

Vitamin E
0.69mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.61µg
4%

Vitamin C
1mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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