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Spicy Parmesan, Cheddar & Jack Mac & Cheese
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Spicy Parmesan, Cheddar & Jack Mac & Cheese

1 Hour
20 Min Prep
1 Hr Cook
This crowd-pleasing Spicy Parmesan, Cheddar & Jack Mac & Cheese gets kicked up with a splash of hot sauce.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1-1/2 cups whole grain elbow macaroni, uncooked
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. flour
3/4 cup milk
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Colby & Monterey Jack Cheeses, divided
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1 tsp. TACO BELL® Hot Sauce
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. dry whole wheat bread crumbs
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
Cook macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt.
3
Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan on low heat. Stir in flour; cook and stir 2 min. or until bubbly. Gradually stir in milk; cook and stir on medium heat until mixture comes to boil and thickens. Simmer on low heat 3 min. Remove from heat.
4
Reserve 1 Tbsp. of each cheese. Add remaining cheeses to sauce; stir until shredded cheeses are completely melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in hot sauce and pepper.
5
Drain macaroni; spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray. Add cheese sauce; mix well. Toss bread crumbs with reserved cheeses; sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
6
Bake 35 to 40 min. or until macaroni mixture is heated through and crumb topping is lightly browned.
Kitchen Tips
Serving Suggestion
Serve with fresh vegetables and your favorite fresh fruit to round out the meal.
Special Extra
For a Mexican twist, omit hot sauce. Stir 1 finely chopped jalapeño pepper into macaroni mixture before spooning into prepared casserole.
Nutrition
Calories
270
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
15%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
12%
Sodium 390mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 28g
10%
Dietary Fibers 3g
11%
Sugars 3g
6%
Protein 15g
30%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
50%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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