MAC N’ CHEESE

On November 7, 2013 by Tina Diep

mac-n-cheese_FG1I tried mac n’ cheese for the first time years ago while I was on a date with my husband-to-be at a hip West Village restaurant. He ordered a dish with three varieties of gourmet mac n’ cheese, but I wasn’t impressed at the time. However, over the years I have come appreciate the dish as one of the great comfort foods – it can be really amazing if it’s done right, and I think garnishing to add color (such as the green from parsley) is an important touch.

I usually eat fairly healthy, so I only really indulge in mac n cheese once or twice a year. It’s an annual staple for Thanksgiving.

Mac n' cheese
Serves 8
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515 calories
35 g
89 g
30 g
26 g
18 g
181 g
686 g
4 g
0 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
181g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 515
Calories from Fat 265
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g
46%
Saturated Fat 18g
89%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 89mg
30%
Sodium 686mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin A
19%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
49%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. • 8 ounces (227 grams) elbow macaroni
  2. • 4 ounces (227 grams) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  3. • 4 ounces (227 grams) shredded mozzarella cheese
  4. • 12 ounces (340 grams) cottage cheese
  5. • 8 ounces (227 grams) sour cream
  6. • ¼ cup (60 ml) grated Parmesan cheese
  7. • Salt and pepper
  8. • 1 cup (237 ml) dry breadcrumbs (make your own to avoid artificial ingredients, see recipe here)
  9. • 4 tablespoons butter
  10. • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 deg F (175 deg C).
  2. 2. Bring a pot of water to a boil, add pasta and a little salt, and cook until done and then drain.
  3. 3. Stir together macaroni, shredded cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper. Add mixture to a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish, or to eight individual 4-inch diameter baking dishes.
  4. 4. In a small bowl, mix together breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs followed by the Parmesan cheese over the macaroni mixture.
  5. 5. Bake 30- 35 minutes, or until the top is golden and crisp.
  6. 6. Sprinkle the mac and cheese with parsley and serve.
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calories
515
fat
30g
protein
26g
carbs
35g
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