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                     Pepper Confetti Macaroni & Cheese
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       oz           Macaroni or rigatoni
                         -----SAUCE-----
    1       tb           Olive oil
    1       lg           Onion (s), finely chopped
    3                    Garlic clove (s), minced
    2                    Red bell peppers
    2                    Yellow bell peppers
    1                    Green bell pepper or
    2                    Ancho chilies for more spice
      1/4   c            Flour
    3       c            Skim milk
    1       c            (to 1 1/2 cups)
                         Feta cheese
    2       tb           Dill, chopped or
    1       tb           Dried dill
    1       tb           Dijon mustard
                         Salt and pepper
    1       d            Cayenne pepper
    1       d            Grated nutmeg
                         Cooking spray
      1/2   c            Toasted bread crumbs
 
   1. Bring 4 qts of lightly salted water to a rolling
   boil in a large pot. Cook the macaroni until al dente,
   about 8 min. Drain the macaroni in a colander, rinse
   with cold water to cool, and drain well. Preheat the
   oven to 400 F.
   
   2. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Heat the olive oil in
   a large non-stick saut‚ pan. Add the onion, garlic,
   and peppers and cook over medium heat until the
   vegetables are soft and aromatic, but not brown, about
   4 min. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 min more. Stir
   in the skim milk and bring to a boil, stirring
   steadily. Simmer the sauce until thickened, about 1
   min. Stir in the cheese, dill, mustard, salt and
   pepper, cayenne and nutmeg to taste. The sauce should
   be highly seasoned.
   
   3. Stir the macaroni into the sauce. Spoon the mixture
   into a 8x12-inch baking dish which has been lightly
   sprayed with oil. Sprinkle the top with bread crumbs.
   Bake the macaroni and cheese until bubbling, crusty,
   and golden brown, 30-40 min.
   
   High-Flavor, Low-Fat Pasta by Stephen Raichlen ISBN
   0-670-86581-8 pg 29-30
  
 
 
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