hearty healthy mac and cheese

★★★★★ 1
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By Lillian Patterson
from Big Rapids, MI

Usually when I hear "healthy" I run in the opposite direction, especially when combined with something like mac and cheese, but this recipe was delicious. It was flavorful and creamy and didn't taste like any flavor had been sacrificed in the name of making it healthy. Healthy doesn't have to mean bland! This recipe is a keeper.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For hearty healthy mac and cheese

  • 8 oz
    low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 c
    low fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 sm
    onion
  • 3 clove
    garlic
  • 1 c
    low fat milk (i used almond milk)
  • 1 pkg
    whole grain macaroni
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic salt
  • 3 Tbsp
    paprika
  • 1 Tbsp
    spicy brown mustard

How To Make hearty healthy mac and cheese

  • 1
    Prepare macaroni until "al dente." I boiled mine for about 5 minutes and it was good to go. Drain and set aside.
  • 2
    Process milk, onion, garlic, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, mustard, paprika, and garlic salt in blender until smooth. Stir macaroni and cheese mixture until well combined.
  • 3
    Pour macaroni mixture into greased baking pan and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until top is golden brown and insides are bubbly. Serves 6.
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