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Sunshine Mac n’ Cheese


Sunshine Mac n’ Cheese

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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sunshine Mac n’ Cheese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 324kcal


Serve With

  • 4 medium apple


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  • Peel carrots and cut in half; steam until tender. (You can do this on the stove, in the microwave, or using a steaming basket.)
  • Place water and cooked carrots in a blender or food processor, and blend until very smooth.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan; add the flour and continue whisking until a thick paste has been made (called a “roux”).
  • Add carrot puree, roux, and cheese to the pasta. Heat over low and stir until smooth and blended. Add salt to taste.
  • Serve with apple slices alongside.
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Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 198mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g

Natalie Monson

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