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Ultimate Mac ‘n Cheese (with All Bran)

Amp up the staying power of mac and cheese with All Bran

October 14th, 2015

All-Bran Recipes

Mac and cheese is a lunchtime fave with kids everywhere. Why not make your own (and fill it with fibre to get them through the afternoon without a hitch)?
12 servings
  • 454 g or 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 1 L or 4 cups milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 125 mL or ½ cup butter, divided
  • 125 mL or ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 L or 4 cups grated old cheddar
  • 500 mL or 2 cups grated gruyere
  • 5 mL or 1 tsp sea salt
  • 5 mL or 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 mL or ¼ tsp cayenne
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, sliced
  • 375 mL or 1½ cups All-Bran Buds cereal
  • 60 mL or ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F

  2. Cook macaroni according to the directions on the package just until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain well. Meanwhile, heat the milk with the bay leaves in a small saucepan without bringing it to a boil.

  3. Melt 90 mL (6 tbsp) of the butter in a large pot and add the flour, whisking constantly to make a paste, about 1 minute. Whisk in the hot milk and cook until thickened and smooth, about 2 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat, stir in the cheddar, gruyere, salt, mustard, cayenne pepper and nutmeg. Remove bay leaves. Add the cooked macaroni and stir well. Pour into a baking dish.

  5. Slice the tomatoes and arrange on top. Melt the remaining butter. In a small bowl, drizzle butter over the All-Bran Buds cereal and toss with a fork to combine. Spread over macaroni.

  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the topping is crisp. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutrients Per Serving

8 g Dietary Fibre

Ultimate Mac ‘n Cheese (with All Bran)

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