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20-Minute Mac and Cheese

Homemade mac and cheese in 20 minutes! You can do it!

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8

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

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LOCATION

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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
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 Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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