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Toxic Waste Mac And Cheese

Toxic Waste Mac And Cheese

This Toxic Waste Mac And Cheese is the perfect meal during the Halloween season. Using green food coloring and spinach will turn a classic Mac and Cheese recipe into disgustingly delicious toxic waste you can eat.
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Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Servings 4 servings
Calories 724 kcal

Equipment

  • Green Food Coloring

Ingredients
 
 

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 5 dl Milk or heavy cream
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Mustard
  • 250 g Cheese of your choice; grated
  • 300 g Spinach fresh or frozen
  • 300 g Pasta

Instructions
 

  • Melt the butter in a large pot
  • Add the flour and whisk to combine.
  • Once the butter starts to get brown and has a nutty flavor whisk in the milk. Make sure you've got no clumps. Let it simmer for 1-2 minutes while constantly stirring.
  • Add all the spices and the mustard. Stir everything to combine. Let it cook until it starts to simmer (about 5-8 minutes).
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the cheese. Stir until it's completely melted.
  • Next add the spinach and the food coloring. Mix and keep adding green food color until you get the desired green.
  • Cook the pasta and add it to the cheese mixture.
  • If the cheese sauce is to thick add some of the pasta water.
  • Stir everything well and serve

Notes

What cheese to use for mac and cheese:
The most commonly used cheese is cheddar cheese (both versions). Having lived in Switzerland my whole life cheddar is not a cheese to me tough and I honestly am not the biggest fan of its flavor. It sure does melt perfectly tough and therefore does work very well for your mac and cheese.
I personally prefer using parmesan or a mixture of parmesan and shredded mozzarella. It is important to use shredded mozzarella as the fresh mozzarella does not really melt and only forms a big messy clump of cheese.
What pasta to use for mac and cheese:
It really does not matter what pasta shape you use. The most popular and typical mac and cheese obviously are macaroni's as the name says. Really any shape works tough.
 
Storage of mac and cheese
If you happen to have some leftovers then keep them in an air-tight container in the fridge. When wanting to warm up your food I recommend adding some milk or having cream to it. Then warm it up on medium heat on the stove or use a steamer or microwave. When it is warm you can mix it well and have a nice and creamy cheese sauce again. The more often you do that the more of the flavor will get lost. Make sure you add some more spices again if that happens.

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Nutrition

Calories: 724kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 32gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 624mgPotassium: 831mgFiber: 4gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 8137IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 689mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Dinner, Easy, Halloween, Quick
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