Friday, October 10, 2014

Philly Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese

D and I were trying to decide what to eat for dinner 2 nights before a big run (21 miles).  We knew we should be carbing up, by eating more carbs, but not by eating huge portions.  We saw this recipe on Pinterest from my friend Linda, and decided to try it.  Looking over the ingredients, we also decided to add some onions and peppers.

It was very loose when it was finished, but we both knew it would tighten up over time, which it did. Over all it was very good.  I would have again.

Philly Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese

Photo by ALB

Adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian
Serves 7
Serving Size: 1.5 cup

Cooking Spray
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
¼ cup (4 Tbsp) butter
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
3½ cups + 2 Tbsp 2% milk (divided)
8 ounces dried elbow pasta
1 pound thick cut deli roast beef, chopped
12 ounces provolone cheese, shredded (divided)
4 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
Hoagie Spread for topping (not in NI)

In a pan over medium high with cooking spray, brown onions and peppers until soft.

In a Dutch Oven, over medium high heat, add butter, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add 3½ cups of milk, then cover.

Once milk starts bubbling add pasta. Allow to bubble for 4-5 minutes, until pasta is almost cooked though, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, chop beef into bite size pieces. Set aside.

Add beef to skillet and stir to combine. Allow to bubble for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile in a resealable jar create slurry; combine 2 Tbsp milk and 2 Tbsp flour. Shake until well combined. Set aside.

Preheat oven to broil (broil-high).

Stir 8 ounces provolone cheese and Parmesan cheese into Dutch Oven. Add slurry. Stir to combine. Add peppers and onions. Stir to combine. If mac and cheese is too thick, add a splash of milk and stir, repeat until it is loosened up. *cheese sauce with thicken as it cools

Sprinkle with remaining 4 ounces of cheese. Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted and golden browned. Top with Hoagie

Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Information (from My Fitness Pal)
Calories: 563; Carbs: 36; Fat: 30; Protein: 38; Sodium: 1187; Fiber: 2