Inspired By Cooks Illustrated Mac and Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 341.5
  • Total Fat: 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.7 mg
  • Sodium: 373.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 21.4 g

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Number of Servings: 5


    * *Tillamook Reduced Fat Cheddar
    Cheese, 8 oz (remove)
    * Cornstarch, 2 teaspoons
    Dry Mustard 1/4 teaspoon
    Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
    * Garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon
    * Milk, nonfat, 2/3 cup
    * Low Fat evaporated milk, 12 oz can
    * *Barilla Elbow Macaroni, 6 oz dry


1. Bring 2 1/2 quarts water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in 2 teaspoons salt and the macaroni; cook until the pasta is completely cooked and tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the pasta and leave it in the colander; set aside.
2. Add the evaporated milk, 1/2 cup of the 2 percent milk, mustard, garlic powder (if using), cayenne, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the now-empty saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Whisk the cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup milk together, then whisk it into the simmering mixture. Continue to simmer, whisking constantly, until the sauce has thickened and is smooth, about 2 minutes.
3. Off the heat, gradually whisk in the cheddar until melted and smooth. Stir in the macaroni, and let the macaroni and cheese sit off the heat until the sauce has thickened slightly, 2 to 5 minutes, before serving.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EADAVENP.

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