Kicked Up! Mac & Cheese

Foodista
14Ingredients
380Calories
45Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box macaroni (your favorite)
  • 6 tomatoes (vine ripe)
  • 5 cloves garlic (– crushed& chopped)
  • 1 sweet onion (– chopped)
  • 1 handful cilantro (– chopped)
  • 1 bunch scallions (– chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (medium, – chopped with seeds)
  • 1 dash fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 dash sea salt
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 dash dried oregano
  • olive oil (for drizzling)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (cubes)
  • 1 cup whole milk (or low-fat)

Directions

  1. Heat a sauce pan with a few drizzles of olive oil and add the garlic, onion, cilantro, scallions and Jalapeño. Sauté until the onions become clear. Add the tomatoes, spices and the pinch of sugar and continue to simmer on low.
  2. In a medium sauce pot heat the milk and add the cheese to melt. When the cheese is melted add two cups of the tomato sauce to the milk and melted cheese.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over the bottom of a large baking dish. Place the drained macaroni over the bottom of the baking dish and pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni. Top with the rest of the tomato sauce. Place the rest of the cheddar cheese over the top and grate some Romano cheese over the top. Finish off with a drizzle of olive oil over the top.
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NutritionView more

380Calories
Sodium20%DV470mg
Fat40%DV26g
Protein37%DV19g
Carbs7%DV21g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories380Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat26g40%
Saturated Fat14g70%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol65mg22%
Sodium470mg20%
Potassium770mg22%
Protein19g37%
Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate21g7%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars14g28%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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