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My sister and I wanted to try a new twist on macaroni and cheese but could not find exactly what we were looking for, so we came up with our own version. It features sharp blue cheese, mellow onion and a creamy white sauce. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as we did!
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- 250 g pasta (I used cavatelli, but macaroni or penne would be great, too)
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 large onion, halved and sliced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 200 g non-fat non-dairy creamer (I used a rice cream, but regular should be fine) or 200 g cream (I used a rice cream, but regular should be fine)
- 100 g cream cheese (I used low-fat)
- 50 g blue cheese, crumbled
- 6 tablespoons pasta water (reserve this from the pasta cooking water)
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
- 50 g parmesan cheese, grated
- 50 g gouda cheese, grated
- 1Boil pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 6 tablespoons of the water and set aside.
- 2Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan and saute onion in it until lightly browned.
- 3Add cream, cream cheese and blue cheese. Stir until cheese has melted.
- 4Add the 6 tablespoons of reserved pasta water.
- 5Season with nutmeg, sage, pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, and chili powder. You may adjust seasonings to taste.
- 6Mix together pasta and sauce and pour into a casserole dish (mine was about 9X13 inches).
- 7Sprinkle with gouda and parmesan cheese.
- 8Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and nicely browned.
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Nutritional Facts for Creamy Blue Cheese and Onion Macaroni and Cheese
Serving Size: 1 (135 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 492.9
- Calories from Fat 191
- Total Fat 21.3 g
- Saturated Fat 11.8 g
- Cholesterol 62.1 mg
- Sodium 555.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 54.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
- Sugars 5.2 g
- Protein 20.8 g
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non-fat non-dairy creamer