Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

10 45 449
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 30 min 4
Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
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1/4 cup Bread crumbs, seasoned (for bread crumb topping)
3/4 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Frozen green peas
2 tbsp Margarine, non-hydrogenated
2 tbsp Margarine, non-hydrogenated (for bread crumb topping)
1 3/4 cup Partly skimmed milk, 1% M.F.
1 medium potato Sweet potato (peeled and chopped)
3 tbsp All-purpose white flour
1 1/2 cup Pasta, macaroni, elbow, whole wheat, dry


Place sweet potato in microwaveable bowl with 60 mL (1/4 cup) of water. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 4 to 6 minutes or until very soft. Drain and mash with potato masher until smooth; set aside.

Meanwhile, in pot of boiling water, cook macaroni for about 8 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain well and return to pot.

In saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat and stir in flour. Cook, stirring for 1 minute or until thickened. Slowly whisk in milk and cook, whisking occasionally for about 8 minutes or until starting to bubble around the edge. Whisk in cheese and mustard until smooth. Whisk in sweet potato and add peas. Pour into macaroni mixture and stir until well combined.

Breadcrumb topping:

In small bowl, combine breadcrumbs and margarine.

Scrape macaroni mixture into 2 L (8 inch) glass casserole dish and sprinkle with breadcrumb topping. Bake in 190 C (375 F) oven for about 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 449
Calories from fat 195
Calories from saturated fat 59
Total Fat 21.6 g
Saturated Fat 6.6 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.9 g
Cholesterol 27.8 mg
Sodium 544 mg
Potassium 486 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary Fiber 7.3 g
Sugars 10.3 g
Protein 17.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.1
Meat Alternative 0.2
Milk 0.4
Milk Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 0.7

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