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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish.

 

"You can buy a box of low-fat macaroni and cheese made with powdered nonsense. I'm not worried if I'm using four different cheeses and it's high in fat. It's real food. That's what's more important."
-Tom Colicchio

The refrigerator light goes on...

There is creamy Mac & Cheese and baked Mac & Cheese. Both dishes are similar but in many ways worlds apart. I like both and when you add a bit of salmon and peas it is a complete meal that's easy to make, delicious, and makes great leftovers.

Pasta shapes

Most pastas are named for their shape. Conchiglie is the Italian word for shells for instance. Others include vermicelli (small grains), orzo (barley), farfalle (butterflies), eliche (spirals), cappelletti (little hats), etc.


 

Salmon Mac and Cheese



Servings = 4 | Serving size =2 ounces pasta with fish and peas

Cooking Time = 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Leftovers are good cold or hot. Reheat gently.

4 quarts water
8 ounces whole wheat or gluten free penne pasta or shells
2 large eggs
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/4 tsp dried tarragon
4 ounces reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese (grated)
8 ounces salmon (skinless; sliced into thin strips)
1 cup frozen peas
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Salmon Mac and Cheese - a great way to get your kids to eat fish
Preheat the oven to 325F.

Place the water in a medium stock-pot over high heat and bring to a boil.

Add the pasta and cook until the pasta is slightly underdone. It should be slightly chewy but not tough.

While the pasta is cooking, combine the eggs and milk in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until well blended.

Add the tarragon, cheese, salmon, peas, salt and pepper to the bowl and fold together.

When the pasta is done, drain well and add it to the mixing bowl. Fold together with the cheese and salmon mixture until well blended.

Pour the mixture into a 9 inch Pyrex dish and place in the oven.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 ounces pasta with fish and peas

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 463 Calories from Fat 134
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 23%
    Saturated Fat 7g 26%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 421mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 22%
    Sugars 3g  
Protein 35g  
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 32% Iron 21%
Vitamin K 10 mcg Potassium 580 mg
Magnesium 124 mg