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Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

Added by: on Oct 13th, 2012
This is a Bariatric friendly version of Macaroni and Cheese I modified from Chef Candice Kumai's healthy Macaroni and Cheese, as seen on Recipe Rehab.
Rating:
4.8
Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
35 min
Ready In:
55 min

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Original Recipe Yield: 8 servings
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2½ to 3 pound) butternut squash, peeled, halved, seeded, cut into quarters, then cubed.
  • 2 cups Simply Smart 1% Lowfat Milk
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 6 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 16 ounces whole grain elbow pasta, cooked al dente
  • 3/4 cup Panko (Japanese-style) breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • * 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, (optional)
  • 3/4 cup finely shredded low fat Gruyère or Swiss cheese
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 367

  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 6.8 mg
  • Sodium: 320.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 72 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  •     Sugars: 4 g
  • Protein: 18.4 g
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Directions:

1

Preheat the oven to 375-degrees F.

2

Spray a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

3

Place a large pot over medium heat. Add the squash, Simply Smart milk, broth, garlic, and thyme. Simmer until the butternut squash is fork tender.

4

Remove the thyme sprigs from the butternut squash mixture. Transfer the squash mixture, including the liquid, to a food processor or blender. Puree until the mixture is velvety smooth.

5

Meanwhile, cook the macaroni to al dente (with a bite) in boiling salted water. Drain and rinse with cool water.

6

Spread out the macaroni in the prepared baking dish. Pour the squash puree over the pasta.

7

To prepare the topping: In a large mixing bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parsley, salt, garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using). Spread evenly over macaroni. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.

8

Bake for 35 minutes until bubbly.

9

Remove the foil from the baking dish. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

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Beba

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By: Beba on Oct 18th, 2012
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By: Kathy M on Oct 18th, 2012
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Looks delicious

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