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    Fakeout Healthy Mac and Cheese

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    20 mins

    5 mins

    15 mins

    Russell Cooks's Note:

    This healthy mac has some earthy tones since I use winter vegetables. The measurements most likely very off as I never measure, but its easy to eyeball in this recipe and mistakes are easily covered. Don't dig in expecting your traditional mac, and this might surprise you as a nutrient filled alternative to that horridly delicious waist-busting box of Kraft product.

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    Serves: 6


    lb pasta

    Units: US | Metric

    • 453.59 g pasta (something fun, I like cavatappi, whole wheat might be interesting)
    • 340.19 g cooked winter squash
    • 1 onion
    • 3 portabella mushrooms (any kind works)
    • 9.85 ml olive oil
    • sage
    • salt and pepper
    • cheese (your favorite kind. I like parm with this)


    1. 1
      Boil the pasta al dente, drain.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, thaw winter squash until warm.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, thinly slice onion and cut mushroom into bite sized peices.
    4. 4
      Saute the onion and mushroom with a little sage and olive oil, until they are tender.
    5. 5
      Mix everything into the pasta, adding salt and pepper and cheese until it tastes amazing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 02, 2009

      There are some great ideas here! I didn't follow the recipe exactly--I wanted to bake it, so I added 1/3 cup lowfat plain yogurt to the macaroni (I used Rozoni Healthy Harvest wheat pasta) and cheese (low fat cheddar, 8 oz) and a "buttered crumb" topping made of crushed garlic and herb All-Bran crackers and Bummel and Brown yogurt spread to the top. I'm most pleased by the idea of using squash in mac-n-cheese. It made for a nice flavor. Overall, I thought this was quite a nice substitute for mac-n-cheese, but my non-dieting husband wasn't impressed. I'm sure I'll play with this again! Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Fakeout Healthy Mac and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (194 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 333.1
    Calories from Fat 25
    Total Fat 2.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 9.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 65.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.1 g
    Sugars 4.1 g
    Protein 11.6 g

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