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20-Minute Mac and Cheese

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8
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Homemade mac and cheese in 20 minutes! You can do it!

Ingredients

2
packages (7 oz each) small pasta shells
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups half-and-half
3
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1/4
cup chopped red bell pepper

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 3-quart nonstick saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper. Cook over low heat 20 seconds, stirring constantly, until butter is absorbed. Remove from heat; gradually beat in half-and-half with wire whisk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • 3 Stir pasta, onions and bell pepper into sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until hot.

Expert Tips

Use Swiss cheese and a dash of ground nutmeg in place of the Cheddar cheese to bring a whole new flavor to this traditional pasta dish.

Try one of the many new pasta shapes or flavored pasta in this quick recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
15g
77%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
650mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
21g
21%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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