Hard Rock Cafe Twisted Mac & Cheese
Hard Rock Cafe Twisted Mac & Cheese
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 20 min
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  • Summary

    Menu Description: "Twisted cavatappi pasta, tossed in a lightly spiced 3-cheese sauce with roasted red peppers and topped with Parmesan parsley breadcrumbs." The rock-and-roll theme chain peps up old-school macaroni and cheese with roasted red bell pepper, a breadcrumb topping, and a delicious sauce made from three cheeses. For a home clone of this hip appetizer, I found that it's best to shred your own Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, since the pre-shredded type sold in bags doesn't melt as well and you'll likely end up with grainy sauce. Grainy is not good for a sauce. You can use bottled roasted red bell pepper for convenience, or you can roast your own pepper with the tips provided in the Tidbits below. And don't worry about tracking down the hard-to-find cavatappi pasta twisted tubes. Any pasta shape will do here, including the ubiquitous mac & cheese standard: elbow macaroni.   Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.  

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups uncooked cavatappi pasta (or elbow macaroni)
    • 1/3 cup whole milk
    • 4 ounces Kraft Velveeta
    • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 cup diced roasted red bell pepper
    • 2 teaspoons seasoned breadcrumbs (Italian style)
    • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon finely minced parsley

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1312 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 44 g 67.63%
    • Saturated Fat: 26 g 130.15%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 113 mg 37.68%
    • Sodium: 836 mg 34.85%
    • Calcium: 1001 mg 100.14%
    • Potassium: 574 mg 16.4%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 7 mg 39.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 173 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 11 g 42.12%
    • Sugar: 13 g
    • Protein: 60 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 47.67%
    • Vitamin C 82.1%
    • Vitamin D 3.28%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat6
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch11
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total8 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy3 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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