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Recipes for Kids with Cystic Fibrosis

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

This classic is now packed with more calories and fat.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 package (7.25 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk powder
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Utensils:

  • stove (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • medium pan
  • measuring cups
  • spatula

Directions:

  • Boil the water in a medium pan.
  • Stir in the macaroni.
  • Boil for 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Drain the macaroni and return it to the pan.
  • Add butter, whipping cream, skim milk powder, cheese, and cheese sauce mix (from the macaroni and cheese dinner package).
  • Reduce heat to low and mix well until the cheese has melted.

Serves: 3

Serving size: 1 cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

  • 563 calories
  • 16 g protein
  • 32 g fat
  • 870 mg sodium
  • 305 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:

For extra flavor, add one or more of the following:

  • 1 cup broccoli, steamed
  • 2 hot dogs, boiled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped