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                            Baked Macaroni and Cheese
 
 Recipe By     : Cathy Lielausis
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Cheese
                 Main Dishes                      Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      medium        onion -- chopped
    1      clove         garlic -- minced
    1      cup           chopped red bell pepper
    4      tablespoons   margarine
    4      tablespoons   flour
    2 1/2  cups          skim milk
    1      teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      white pepper
      1/4  teaspoon      cayenne pepper -- optional
    1 1/2  cups          lowfat cheddar cheese -- shredded, divided
    8      ounces        macaroni -- cooked
      1/3  cup           toasted bread crumbs
 
 Preheat oven to 375-degrees F.
 
 Melt the butter in a skillet.  Add onions, garlic, and red pepper and saute
 until tender.  Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture
 bubbles slightly, about 2 minutes.  Add milk, a little at a time, mixing
 thoroughly after each addition.  Bring to a boil, add salt, peppers,and one
 cup of the cheddar cheese.  Cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes more.
 
 Spray a 1.5-quart baking dish with cooking spray.  Place cooked macaroni in
 the dish.  Pour cheese sauce over macaroni and mix gently.  Sprinkle the
 remaining cheese (1/2 cup) over the top.  Spread the breadcrumbs over the
 cheese.  Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden and
 the sauce is bubbling.
 
 Per serving:  375 calories (28% from fat)
 
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 NOTES :  The vegetables add a delectable melange of flavors to this classic
 dish