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Pumpkin Mac & Cheese for One

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Pumpkin Mac & Cheese for One
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  • Makes: 1 Serving

To make this dish even faster, use leftover cooked pasta, preferrably whole grain, to make this meal in under 5 minutes. 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cooked pasta (in any shape)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon cheddar cheese soup (from can)
  • 1/8 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon milk, 1%
  • 1 tablespoon cheese, low-fat
  • 1 teaspoon deli mustard

Directions

1. Boil a pot of water and cook the pasta for 8 to 10 minutes; drain when finished and let cool to room temperature.

2. In a separate cup, stir the "wet" ingredients (soup, pumpkin puree, milk, and mustard), and heat in microwave for 45-60 seconds; stir again until creamy.

3. Use a spoon to pour hot cream mixture over pasta and sprinkle cheese on top.

4. Stir pasta, cream mixture, and cheese until cheese melts into the pasta.

5. Eat and enjoy!

Notes

Low-fat cheddar cheese used in nutrition analysis and for costing purposes.
Why add pumpkin? Adding pumpkin mixture in addition to the cheese soup lowers the total calories and boosts nutritional fiber and Vitamin A.

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 recipe
Nutrients Amount
Calories 213
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 236 mg
Total Carbohydrate 38 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 9 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 87 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 174 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 213
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 38 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 9 g
Minerals
Calcium 87 mg
Potassium 174 mg
Sodium 236 mg
Copper 159 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 34 mg
Phosphorus 139 mg
Selenium 32 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 268 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 6 mcg
Folate 130 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 19 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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Vegetables
1/4 cups
Grains
1 1/2 ounces
Dairy
1/4 cups

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