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Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese
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Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: November 2010

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbutter
  • 1/2 1/2oniononions, diced
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchcayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsmilk
  • 2 tsp 2tspDijon mustard
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsshredded old Cheddar cheese or extra old Cheddar cheese
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupsmacaroni
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In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook onion, salt and cayenne pepper, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes.

Add flour; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.Gradually whisk in milk and mustard; cook, whisking, until thickened and onion is softened, 10 minutes. Stir in cheese until smooth.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and add to sauce; toss to coat.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 569 pro 23g total fat 21g sat. fat 12g
carb 71g fibre 4g chol 60mg sodium 840mg

% RDI:

calcium 35 iron 26 vit A 19 folate 85
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