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Bold & Beautiful Creamy Mac & Cheese

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

A universal favourite, this version of the classic “mac and cheese” pleases children of all ages!

 2 cups whole grain or high fibre, elbow macaroni
 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
 1 ¼ cups 1% milk
 1 ¼ cups shredded extra old white cheddar
 2 Tbsp 5% sour cream
 2 Tbsp creamy Dijon mustard
 ½ tsp onion powder
 ½ tsp granulated sugar
 pinch grated nutmeg
 pinch white pepper
 salt to taste

Cook pasta as per package directions.


Over medium heat, melt butter in small sauce pan. Stir in flour, mixing well. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly, cook until sauce thickens. Reduce heat to low, add cheese, stir until melted. Stir in sour cream, mustard, onion powder, sugar, nutmeg, pepper and salt.


Drain pasta, put in serving bowl, pour sauce over and mix well. Serve hot.


Any grated cheese can be substituted for cheddar.


For a bolder flavour, add 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled and a dash of cayenne pepper.


Mix in cooked chicken, shrimp or vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 3/4 cup

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 518
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%

Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 49mg17%
Sodium 576mg24%
Total Carbohydrate 69g23%

Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 9g
Protein 20g40%

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

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