baked whole grain maccaroni and cheese with bacon bread crumb topping

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 289.3
  • Total Fat: 15.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 40.9 mg
  • Sodium: 171.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 9.9 g

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Introduction

Home made baked maccaroni and cheese a yummy way to eat this comfort food without all the extra calories. You can add more milk and cheese as desired to make it saucier or cheesier and more mustard if you like a sharper flavor. Goes well with green beans on the side. Home made baked maccaroni and cheese a yummy way to eat this comfort food without all the extra calories. You can add more milk and cheese as desired to make it saucier or cheesier and more mustard if you like a sharper flavor. Goes well with green beans on the side.
Number of Servings: 7

Ingredients


    Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp
    Milk, 1%, 1/3 cup
    Mozzarella Cheese, part skim milk, 4 oz (about 3/4 cup shredded)
    Cheddar Cheese, 1/2 cup shredded
    Colman's Mustard powder, 1/2 tsp
    Pepper, black, 1 dash
    Flour, white, 1 tbsp
    Bread crumbs, dry, grated, plain, 1/4 cup
    Barilla Shell Pasta, 3/4 of a box (10 oz dry)
    Hormel Bacon bits, 1 tbsp

Directions

Cook pasta until al dente in 4 to 6 quarts rapidly boiling water, drain set aside.
In sauce pan melt butter, when butter is melted add flour and take of heat while combining. Slowly incorporate milk to butter and flour roux using a whisk if avaiable to keep sauce from clumping. When all the milk has been added begin to stir in cheeses and mustard powder.
place pasta in a baking dish and pour cheese sauce over pasta, mix together. combine baking bits with bread crumbs and sprinkle over top of baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Serving Size: makes 7 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JOYFULDAWN.

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