Baked Coconut Mac N Cheese

Desiree Stone

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@Desiree_Stone

I got this recipe online and fell in love with the flavors. I soon found that a few adjustments and ingredient changes made this dish irresistible. I will never go back to making traditional Baked Macaroni and Cheese! I hope you all enjoy this side as we have.


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Serves:
8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

PASTA

8 oz
whole wheat elbows
8 oz
cabot sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

SAUCE

2 Tbsp
organic coconut oil
2 Tbsp
unbleached flour
1/2 Tbsp
ground mustard
1 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
pepper
1/2 c
heavy cream
1 1/2 c
unsweetened almond milk

TOPPING

1 pkg
ritz crackers, crushed

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

2Cook pasta according to package directions (al dente). Note: Make sure pasta water is salted well to prevent sticky pasta.

3Combine oil and flour in a small sauce pan until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. Stirring constantly, bring to a slight boil or simmer. Remove from heat when slighly thickened.

4Drain pasta, return to pot and add shredded cheese. Put pasta into baking dish and pour sauce over top.

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5Top with crushed ritz crackers and bake for 30 minutes. After baking, let set for 5 minutes and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy