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Macaroni and Cheese

Real Simple OCTOBER 2001

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Other:10 Minutes


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon coarse-grain mustard
  • 1/2 pound extra-sharp Cheddar, grated (2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated


Cook the macaroni according to the package directions; drain well. Return to pot and set aside. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Saute the jalapeno for 1 minute, then add the flour. Cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in the milk and heat to boiling. Add the mustard and cheeses and stir until smooth. Pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni and toss. Heat to warm through.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 370mg
  • Calories: 481
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 57g
  • Cholesterol: 52mg
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Protein: 22mg
  • Saturated fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 364mg

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