Mac and Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes

Photo: Jan Smith

The breadcrumb and Parmesan mixture forms a gratin-style topping that adds a light crunchiness. Bake this dish the night before, and reheat single servings in the microwave the next day.

Yield: 10 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 411
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 6.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 22.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.9g
  • Fiber: 4.7g
  • Cholesterol: 39mg
  • Iron: 2.5mg
  • Sodium: 638mg
  • Calcium: 414mg

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 plum tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound uncooked multigrain whole wheat elbow macaroni (such as Barilla Plus)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 5 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded extrasharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat foil with cooking spray. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer on baking sheet. Drizzle oil over tomatoes. Sprinkle with thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and garlic. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until tomatoes start to dry out.
  3. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain well.
  4. Place flour in a large Dutch oven; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add cheddar, fontina, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper, stirring until cheese melts. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes and pasta. Spoon into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine grated Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and paprika; sprinkle over pasta mixture. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
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