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25 minutes
6
Adjust servings
dairy-free
(?)
Has dairy from:
cream cheese (regular)
white cheddar cheese
parmesan cheese
gluten-free
(?)
Has gluten from:
elbow macaroni
all-purpose flour
kid friendly
has meat
(?)
Has meat from:
bacon
has pasta
(?)
Has pasta from:
elbow macaroni
has seafood
mediterranean
vegan
(?)
Not vegan due to:
cream cheese (regular)
white cheddar cheese
bacon
parmesan cheese
vegetarian
(?)
Not vegetarian due to:
bacon
pescetarian
(?)
Not pescetarian due to:
bacon
paleo
(?)
Not paleo due to:
elbow macaroni
all-purpose flour
cream cheese (regular)
white cheddar cheese
parmesan cheese
This recipe has no customizations.
 
Nutrition to Note
This recipe has Fat (total lipid) as 58.5% and Sodium as 51.2% (as a percentage of RDA).
 
You may need to take these into account today to balance out your diet.
 
Nutrition Rating Details
Here are the percentages used to determine the nutritional rating for this recipe:
• Calcium: 8.7% of RDA
• Calories: 45.3% of RDA
• Carbs: 21.7% of RDA
• Fat (total lipid): 58.5% of RDA
• Fiber: 11.1% of RDA
• Fructose: 0.8% of RDA
• Protein: 24.9% of RDA
• Sodium: 51.2% of RDA
• Sugar: 9.8% of RDA
• Vitamin A (IU): 75.1% of RDA
• Vitamin B6: 8.7% of RDA
• Vitamin C: 1.9% of RDA
• Iron: 5.9% of RDA
• Magnesium: 19.5% of RDA
• Manganese: 14.3% of RDA
• Niacin: 17.2% of RDA
• Potassium: 9.8% of RDA
• Zinc: 20.7% of RDA
If any nutritional component is greater than 50% of RDA (or any vitamin/mineral is greater than 400% of RDA), the recipe gets a “Nutrition to Note” rating.
 
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INGREDIENTS
Amount
Measure
Ingredient
 
1
package
 
2
tbsp
 
2
tbsp
 
2
cups
any milk of choice will work.
 
1/2
tsp
 
1/4
tsp
 
1
package
8 oz. at room temperature.
 
1 1/2
cups
 
2
tbsp
*optional*.
 
 
 
to taste.
 
 
 
to taste.
 
1
package
 
1/2
cups
shredded.
 
1/4
cups
 
1/4
cups
frozen.
 
1/4
cups
frozen.
 
 
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PREPARATION
PREPARING THE PASTA
1.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions.
2.
Drain and set aside.
PREPARING THE BACON
3.
While the pasta is cooking, lay the bacon strips flat in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
4.
Cook the bacon strips until crispy. You want them crispy enough to crumble over the macaroni.
PREPARING THE CHEESE
5.
Melt the coconut oil in a high-sided 10-inch saute pan over medium heat.
6.
Stir in the flour and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
7.
Slowly whisk in the milk. Reduce to low heat, bring to a simmer and cook until it becomes a thin gravy, about 5 minutes.
8.
Add the white pepper and ground mustard and stir to combine.
9.
Add the frozen peas, corn, and carrots and stir.
10.
Add the cream cheese and stir until fully incorporated.
11.
Stir in the cheddar and parmesan cheese and wine, if using, and cook until fully incorporated. Taste and add salt as needed.
ASSEMBLING THE MACARONI AND CHEESE
12.
Add the cheese sauce to the cooked pasta and stir to thoroughly combine. Taste again and salt as needed.
TO SERVE
13.
Spoon macaroni into bowls and sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
14.
Add a pinch of pepper and serve.
 
THIS RECIPE CAN BE CUSTOMIZED
1.
Make it Gluten Free!
 
A gluten-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just make the following substutions: gluten-free all-purpose flour for all-purpose flour and gluten-free elbow macaroni (dry) for elbow macaroni.
2.
Make it Wheat Free!
 
A wheat-free variant of this recipe can be made. Just make the following substutions: gluten-free all-purpose flour for all-purpose flour and gluten-free elbow macaroni (dry) for elbow macaroni.
 
NUTRITION
This recipe has the following nutrient totals:
Calories 906
Protein 28.0 g
Carbohydrates 59.6 g
Iron 1.12 mg
Fiber 3.11 g
Calcium 86.8 mg
(plus many more nutrients)
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