Roasted Red Pepper Macaroni with Smoked Gouda Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 312.1
  • Total Fat: 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.3 mg
  • Sodium: 590.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 16.0 g

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This is a deliciously rich tasting dish that I came up with because it combines two of my favorite flavors, roasted red peppers and gouda. This is a deliciously rich tasting dish that I came up with because it combines two of my favorite flavors, roasted red peppers and gouda.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 cups uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni
    2 Tbsp butter
    2 Tbsp flour
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    2 cups nonfat milk
    2 red bell peppers
    4 oz grated smoked gouda cheese


1. Start by setting your oven to broil. Cut the red peppers in half, discarding the seeds and ribs. Place cut side down on a sprayed cookie sheet and put in the top part of the oven until skin starts to turn black, about 10 minutes. Immediately place in a bowl and cover with syran wrap to let cool for 15-20 minutes. When cool, remove skins with pairing knife and place in a food processor. Blend until smoothly pureed, set aside.

2. Once done roasting the peppers, reset oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta according to directions.

3. While pasta is cooking, place butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Once melted, whisk in flour, salt and pepper until mixed. Let it cook a minute until smooth. Slowly whisk in the milk turning the heat up to high. Continuously stir until milk starts to boil. Let it boil for 2 minutes while continuing to stir. Remove from heat.

4. Stir in red pepper puree and the grated smoked gouda cheese until blended. Pour into an ungreased 13x9 baking dish. Heat for 20 to 25 minutes.

Makes 4 servings (1 cup each)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CLEWIS0607.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |

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  • I love making this recipe for my family- it's always a hit and so much better than boxed mac'n cheese. I often substitute cheddar in place of Gouda. - 1/21/14

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  • So delicious and satisfying! I substituted Ronzoni Smart Pasta elbow macaroni, and used Smart Balance instead of butter. It made 7 cups, so reran the recipe calculator on it and it's 228.7 calories, 7.5 g total fat, 33 carbs, 10.5 g protein per 1 cup serving. Either way, it's YUMMY! - 7/27/10

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  • So so so good. Hubby brought home regular Gouda cheese and not smoked... I am sure it would be better with smoked... but we really enjoyed it and will absolutely make it again!! - 1/29/10

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  • Way too cheesy, next time I'll add more milk and less gouda - 6/8/09

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  • i really liked the recipe, it was really tasty - 4/16/09

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