Macaroni & Cheese with Turkey

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 6
Macaroni & Cheese with Turkey
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1/2 tsp Black pepper
1 1/2 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese
4 tbsp Margarine
2 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
2 cup Partly skimmed milk, 2% M.F.
1 cup Pasta, macaroni, elbow, dry
1/2 cup grated Pecorino cheese
2 tsp Salt (divided)
540 gm Ground turkey, lean
1/4 cup All-purpose white flour


Make Béchamel Sauce;
In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk constantly until the mixture turns light brown in colour, about 3 minutes. 

While whisking constantly, slowly add the milk to the flour mixture until evenly combined and smooth. Increase heat to medium-high and whisk until mixture thickens.

Stir in 2 teaspoons of the salt, taste, and season with additional salt if desired. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until it’s almost al dente (just on the edge of being underdone), then drain and rinse with cold water; set aside.

While macaronis is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, add turkey, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir until turkey is no longer pink. 

Place the reserved saucepan of béchamel over medium heat and stir in both cheeses just until melted and smooth. Add the cooked pasta and turkey to the béchamel, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is heated through and steaming, about 2 to 4 minutes.

Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 608
Calories from fat 361
Calories from saturated fat 135
Total Fat 40 g
Saturated Fat 15.1 g
Trans Fat 0.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.9 g
Cholesterol 128 mg
Sodium 1372 mg
Potassium 414 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
Sugars 5.1 g
Protein 35 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.9
Meat 1
Milk 0.3
Milk Alternative 1.0

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