Kicked Up! Mac & Cheese Recipe

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This is a wonderful Friday night meal with a delicious side salad and don’t forget the crusty loaf of Italian bread!

Enjoy with Lots of Love,


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Servings: 5


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  • 1 box of your favorite macaroni
  • Tomato Sauce:
  • 6 vine ripe tomatoes
  • 5 cloves of garlic – crushed & chopped
  • 1 sweet onion – chopped
  • 1 handful of cilantro – chopped
  • 1 bunch of scallions – chopped
  • 1 medium Jalapeño – chopped with seeds
  • Dashes of fresh ground black pepper
  • Dashes of sea salt
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Dashes of dried oregano
  • Olive Oil for drizzling
  • Cheese Sauce:
  • 2 ½ cups cubes cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat or whole milk


  1. Tomato Sauce:
  2. Heat a sauce pan with a few drizzles of olive oil and add the garlic, onion, cilantro, scallions and Jalapeño. Sauté until the onions become clear. Add the tomatoes, spices and the pinch of sugar and continue to simmer on low.
  3. Prepare the macaroni as directed on box while the sauce simmers.
  4. Cheese Sauce:
  5. In a medium sauce pot heat the milk and add the cheese to melt. When the cheese is melted add two cups of the tomato sauce to the milk and melted cheese.
  6. Preheat Oven 350 degrees:
  7. Drizzle olive oil over the bottom of a large baking dish. Place the drained macaroni over the bottom of the baking dish and pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni. Top with the rest of the tomato sauce. Place the rest of the cheddar cheese over the top and grate some Romano cheese over the top. Finish off with a drizzle of olive oil over the top.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 162g
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories 314  
Calories from Fat 207 66%
Total Fat 23.54g 29%
Saturated Fat 14.84g 59%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 466mg 19%
Potassium 231mg 7%
Total Carbs 7.47g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 4.85g 3%
Protein 18.74g 30%
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