Bold & Beautiful Creamy Mac & Cheese

A universal favourite, this version of the classic “mac and cheese” pleases children of all ages!

Prep time: 25 minutes Serves: 6 (1/2 cup / 125 ml/serving)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups / 500 ml whole grain or high fibre, elbow macaroni
  • 2 tbsp / 25 ml unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp / 25 ml whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 cups / 300 ml 1% milk
  • 1 1/4 cups / 300 ml shredded extra old white cheddar
  • 2 tbsp / 25 ml 5% sour cream
  • 2 tbsp / 25 ml creamy Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp / 2 ml onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp / 2 ml granulated sugar
  • pinch grated nutmeg
  • pinch white pepper
  • to taste salt

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as per package directions.
  2. Over medium heat, melt butter in small sauce pan. Stir in fl our, mixing well. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly, cook until sauce thickens.
  3. Reduce heat to low, add cheese, stir until melted.
  4. Stir in sour cream, mustard, onion powder, sugar, nutmeg, pepper and salt.
  5. Drain pasta, put in serving bowl, pour sauce over and mix well.
  6. Serve hot.

Variations:

  • Any grated cheese can be substituted for cheddar.
  • For a bolder fl avour, add 1/4 cup (60 ml) blue cheese, crumbled and a dash of cayenne pepper.
  • Mix in cooked chicken, shrimp or vegetables.

Per serving (171.24): 518.02 Calories, 20.13 g protein, 68.86 g carbohydrate, 6.20 g fi bre, 9.27 g sugar, 18.91 g fat, 11.63 g saturated fat, 0.15 g trans fat, 48.57 mg cholesterol, 575.50 mg sodium

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