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Recipe of the Month – Home-Made Mac n’ Cheese

Servings: 4 to 8
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Ready In: 1:10 hr

Ingredients

1 – 8-ounce package of macaroni
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1 3/4 cups milk
2/3 cup soft buttered crumbs

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Cook macaroni in salted boiling water until almost soft (al dente). Drain well.
Grease a large shallow casserole and place a layer of macaroni on the bottom, sprinkle with cheese, butter, flour and seasonings. Continue to layer until all ingredients are used evenly in the layers. (3 layers work well)
Pour milk over all. Top with buttered breadcrumbs.
Bake at 350° F for 40 minutes.

To make buttered crumbs:

Combine 2/3 cup of breadcrumbs with 2 tablespoons of softened butter and mix.

Put Your Own Spin On It:

You don’t have to use the traditional small macaroni in this recipe. Try shaking it up a bit by using other pasta shapes, like penne, corkscrew, rigatoni or even wagon wheels for the kids. They’ll love it.
Using different cheeses, adds a whole new element to the mac n’ cheese so feel free to get crazy with the cheeses and try to get the kids involved to make it a family affair.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

Calories: 381
Calories from Fat: 143
Total Fat: 15.8g
Saturated Fat: 9.5g
Trans Fat: 0.0g
Cholesterol: 46mg
Sodium: 516mg
Total Carbohydrates: 42.6g
Dietary Fiber: 1.8g
Sugars: 5.5g
Protein: 16.2g
Vitamin A: 11%
Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 32%
Iron: 12%

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What Sets Us Apart

  • Our award-winning curriculum was formed through in-depth research into early childhood learning and development. A blend of play-based (Frog Street) and child-led (Emergent) curriculums, all activities are hands-on, child-guided and exceed provincial early learning frameworks.

  • Our dedicated and passionate early childhood educators deliver an innovative, engaging and proven curriculum that ignites a love of learning and inspires and encourages individuality in every BrightPath child. Their nurturing and attentive approach offers each child a home-away-from-home experience.

  • Two-way communication is important. Monthly newsletters, curriculum nights, parent interviews, open houses and our proprietary app (BrightPath Connect™) are designed to increase the interaction between our centres and families.

  • Children need nutrition to grow in both mind and body. Believing that food choices throughout childhood fuel life long eating habits, our menu is crafted by a Registered Nutritionist and prepared in-house daily and reflects those beliefs.