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20-Minute Mac and Cheese

20-Minute Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 8
Homemade mac and cheese in 20 minutes! You can do it!
Updated August 19, 2008
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
230
Total Fat
25g
39%
Saturated Fat
15g
77%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
650mg
27%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
49g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
4g
Protein
21g
% 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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