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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 268.7
  • Total Fat: 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.0 mg
  • Sodium: 530.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.9 g
  • Protein: 17.1 g

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Tia's Spicy Mac and Cheese

Submitted by: TIAGAYEPFA
Tia's Spicy Mac and Cheese

Introduction

Spicy mac and cheese you don't have to feel guilty about, but also don't have to sacrifice taste! Enough carbs and protein to be a full meal or use as a side dish. Spicy mac and cheese you don't have to feel guilty about, but also don't have to sacrifice taste! Enough carbs and protein to be a full meal or use as a side dish.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup dried whole-wheat elbow macaroni (about 8 oz)
    1/2 cup low sodium vegetable broth
    2.5 tablespoons whole wheat flour
    1 cup fat free half and half
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup shredded or grated reduced fat Parmesan Cheese
    Cooking Spray
    1 16-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
    1 12-ounce jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and thinly sliced
    1/8 cup of diced jalepenos
    2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs

Directions

Prepare the pasta using the package directions, omitting the salt and oil. Drain well in a colander. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the broth and the flour. Whisk in the half and half, salt and cayenne. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, or until thickened, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in the cheddar and parmesan until melted.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a shallow 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.

Stir the broccoli, bell peppers, and cheese sauce into the cooked pasta. Spoon into the casserole dish. Sprinkle with the bread crumbs.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until warmed through and golden brown on top.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TIAGAYEPFA.






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