Rating: 4 stars
55 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 5 star values: 22

This macaroni and cheese meal is sure to gather rave reviews from kids and adults alike. This family-friendly one-dish meal gets it richness from sharp cheddar cheese, which mellows the heat from the hot sauce.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2009

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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

total:
35 mins
Yield:
6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat broiler.

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  • Bring 6 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil. Add pasta; cook 8 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  • Combine flour and 1/2 cup milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add 1 cup milk; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; let stand 4 minutes or until it cools to 155°. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, onions, hot sauce, pepper, and bacon; stir. Add pasta; toss. Spoon into a 2-quart broiler-safe dish coated with cooking spray; top with 1/2 cup cheese. Broil 7 minutes.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

399 calories; fat 13.8g; saturated fat 8.5g; mono fat 4g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 20g; carbohydrates 48.7g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 44mg; iron 2.1mg; sodium 544mg; calcium 358mg.
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