Alter Idem's No Box Healthy Harvest Mac & Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 389.8
  • Total Fat: 22.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.9 mg
  • Sodium: 295.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 17.3 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    6 oz Healthy Harvest pasta
    2 Tbsp unsalted butter
    1 1/2 cup 2% milk
    1 Tbsp Wondra Quick Mixing flour (can use all purpose, Wondra works best)
    1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    Pepper to taste


Boil pasta according to package directions

Roux (while pasta is boiling):
In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour slowly while stirring to make a paste. Once flour is mixed, add pepper if you would like, then add milk a little at a time while stirring. Once milk is warming, add shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Should form a thick gravy-consistency sauce.

Combine pasta and cheese sauce in a square glass cake pan or small casserole dish that has been sprayed with Pam (saves a lot of work on cleanup). Bake at 350*F until bubbly, about 20 minutes. Longer if you like a crisp crust.

This recipe is not a science. All measurements are what worked for me today. Sometimes you need more milk, sometimes less butter, sometimes more cheese. Feel free to experiment.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALTERIDEM.

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  • While this SOUNDS great - the calories, fat, sodium & cholesterol are high and would NOT be considered healthy. Please if you make this remember moderation. - 11/23/08

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  • This is how my mother made mac & cheese when I was young. I don't make it very often now, because of the calorie count. For a occasion treat it would be very tastie. I think I will make it again soon. The only difference I would make, would be to add very fine bread crumbs to the top of it. - 11/23/08

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  • It does sound simple and delicious but at those calories it needs to remain a 4 serving occasional side dish or a protein substitute for a meatless meal for 4 people. - 11/22/08

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  • Sounds delicious and right up my ally for taste and ingredients. Yummy Gregg - 11/21/08

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