Baked Golden Macaroni and Cheese
|Yellow bell peppers||2 , roasted, peeled, seeded and chopped (Dolcea Super Sweet Baby)|
|Macaroni||40 Gram (1 Pack, Macaroni, Corkscrew, Trivella)|
|Olive oil||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Sweet butter||1⁄4 Pound|
|Yellow onion||1 Small, diced|
|White wine||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|2% milk/Homogenized milk||4 Cup (64 tbs)|
|Cream cheese||2 Ounce (1 Small Tub)|
|Smoked cheddar cheese||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Aged white cheddar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Dijon mustard||2 Tablespoon|
|Cracked black pepper||To Taste|
1.Roast Maestro™ and Dolce™ peppers at 375ºF until golden brown (about 30 minutes). Let cool, peel skins, seed and do a rough chop. Set aside.
2.In a pot of boiling salted water cook noodles until just under al denté. Strain, toss with olive oil and cool on a large baking tray (do not run under cold water).
3.In a medium saucepot, melt sweet butter and sauté onion over medium heat until tender. Add white wine (optional) and milk.
4.When the milk is simmering, add cream cheese, smoked cheddar and 1 cup of aged white cheddar, cook for 5 minutes. Add chopped peppers and simmer for 5 minutes. Add Dijon mustard and season with salt and cracked black pepper and purée in a blender until smooth.
5.Combine cooling pasta and sauce together. Cover with another cup of aged cheddar (parmesan can also be used).
6.Either serve immediately, or pour into a shallow baking dish and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown on top.
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Calories 1278 Calories from Fat 843
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 96 g147%
Saturated Fat 41.6 g207.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 172.3 mg57.4%
Sodium 1042.7 mg43.4%
Total Carbohydrates 69 g22.8%
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g5.2%
Sugars 1.3 g
Protein 36 g71.3%
Vitamin A 38.5% Vitamin C 197.8%
Calcium 94.8% Iron 8.8%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet