Beefed Up Mac & Cheese
Ingredients icon 10 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 4 servings
Time icon 25 to 30 minutes


  • 1 package (about 17 ounces) refrigerated fully-cooked boneless pot roast with gravy or au jus

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 2-1/4 cups skim milk

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • 3/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese, divided

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. Set aside. Prepare beef pot roast according to package directions. Remove beef from gravy or au jus; reserve gravy for another use. Shred beef with 2 forks. Keep warm; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Carefully whisk in flour; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, whisking constantly. Whisk in milk; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until thick, whisking constantly. Remove pan from heat and stir in Monterey Jack cheese, salt and pepper, stirring until cheese is melted. Stir in pasta, 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese and sage. 

  3. Evenly divide pasta mixture among four plates; top with beef and sprinkle with remaining Gorgonzola cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving, using skim milk: 569 calories; 28 g fat (13 g saturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat); 93 mg cholesterol; 1160 mg sodium; 42 g carbohydrate; 2.2 g fiber; 38 g protein; 3.2 mg niacin; 0.1 mg vitamin B6; 1.0 mcg vitamin B12; 3.1 mg iron; 34.6 mcg selenium; 2.0 mg zinc; 32.2 mg choline.

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