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Skillet Macaroni & Cheese

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 35 Minutes

Servings: 6

This classic comfort food dish gets simplified by cooking everything in one skillet. Creamy, cheesy, and full of nutrition, thanks to split red lentils, this is a family-friendly dinner everyone will be sure to love.

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    4 1/2 cups (1.125 L) water

    1 (13 oz/369 mL) can evaporated milk

    1/2 cup (125 mL) split red lentils

    2 cups (625 mL) dry elbow macaroni

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

    2 tsp (10 mL) grainy Dijon mustard

    1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded aged Cheddar cheese

    1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded Italian 4 cheese blend

    3 Tbsp (45 mL) unsalted butter

    1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper

    1/3 cup (75 mL) panko breadcrumbs

    1/3 cup (75 mL) grated Parmesan cheese

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) melted unsalted butter


Directions

  1. Bring the water, 1 cup (250 mL) evaporated milk, lentils, and salt to boil over high heat in a 12-inch (30cm) broiler-safe pan or skillet. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in macaroni and simmer over medium-high heat until the macaroni is al dente and the lentils are tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Preheat the broiler.
  4. Stir in the remaining evaporated milk and Dijon mustard. Reduce heat to medium. Stir until smooth, and cook for a minute or two longer.
  5. Remove skillet from heat and stir in cheddar and Italian cheeses, one cup at a time. Stir in butter until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If the mixture is too thick, thin out with a bit of hot water.
  6. In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and melted butter. Sprinkle over macaroni and place the skillet under the broiler for a minute or two, until the crumbs are golden.
  7. Remove from the broiler and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 580
  • Total Fat 25 g
  • Saturated Fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Carbohydrates 53 g
  • Dietary Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Protein 31 g
  • Sodium 830 mg
  • Potassium 424 mg
  • Folate 0 mcg