Macaroni and Cheese for Mom and Dad
30 mins (prep 10, cooking 20)
14 ingredients
4 servings
I came up with this recipe for the Ready Steady Cook #11 contest. Macaroni and Cheese is near the top of most people's list of comfort food from when they were a child. This dish gives Mac & Cheese a chance to grow up and provide a lush meal. Perhaps even a romantic meal. The idea of putting in the sun dried tomatoes came from Amish Macaroni and Cheese that usually includes slices of tomatoes. I originally thought that this made enough for two big servings but a lot of people have commented that it makes more like four servings. Perhaps I wrote down the wrong amount of pasta that I used but it appears to be working with the larger serving amounts. I have also made this with low fat versions of the cheeses and it has worked well that way too and with fewer calories.

Categories:  pasta,-rice-and-grains , <-30-mins , main-dish , number-of-servings , cheese , pasta , elbow-macaroni , eggs~dairy , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (263.86 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 848.56 Calories from Fat 593.28
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 65.92g 405.64%
Saturated Fat 26.37g 527.34%
Trans Fat 0.36g %
Cholesterol 121.0mg 161.34%
Sodium 736.58mg 122.76%
Total Carbohydrate 35.95g 47.94%
Dietary Fiber 5.69 g 90.98%
Sugars 14.83 g %
Protein 28.74g 229.9%
Vitamin A 1122.56IU% Vitamin C 18.06mg%
Calcium 694.24mg% Iron 2.98mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
elbow macaroni, low-fat milk