Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Skinny Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I have found the answer to my portion distortion problem when it comes to casseroles!! Disposable aluminum "pot pie" tins. I bought these babies in a 6-pack from the store and it worked great for this Skinny Mac and Cheese recipe! I ate my one serving from the tin, and instead of what I would usually do with a large pan (go back and eat an entire half)...I stepped away! Victory for Wednesday! Please enjoy this boyfriend approved dish (he got the optional ingredients topped on his).
 
Skinny Macaroni and Cheese
Makes 6 Servings
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup original, unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup low fat cheese
  • 1 TBSP corn starch
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 box Dreamfield's pasta (or other low glycemic pasta)
  • Optional: Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese to top

Directions:
  • Cook pasta according to directions on package
  • In a blender (or mixer), combine cottage cheese, almond milk, cheddar cheese, pepper, onion powder and nutmeg and mix until well combined.
  • Heat sauce pan on low heat and pour cottage cheese mixture into pan, stirring frequently.
  • Add cornstarch to pan and whisk until sauce becomes thick.
  • Drain pasta and place back in pot. Slowly pour sauce into pot and combine.
  • Using a  3/4 cup measuring cup, portion into 6 individual baking safe dishes (or, pour everything into a 13x9 pan).
  • Optional: Top with Italian seasoned bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for10-15 minutes.

Hope you're having a great HUMP DAY!
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5 comments

  1. What a great idea to use the 6 individual dishes!

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    1. Just like with cake, i can't walk away from a casserole without eating half! Haha. The individual tins make no excuse to eat 2! Hope you get some use out of it too!

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  2. This looks delicious and those mini tins are perfect!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it!! I just had leftovers for lunch ...still good!

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  3. Brilliant! I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing this.

    Also, I love that you're living in Wisconsin. Hooray for Wisconsin bloggers!

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