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    Healthy, Fast, and Delicious Macaroni and Cheese With Vegetables

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    35 mins

    20 mins

    15 mins

    jo_mama's Note:

    I love macaroni and cheese. It's homey, comforting, delicious, and versatile. I love this mac and cheese recipe because in addition to being cream and soul-satisfying as all mac and cheese should be, it is also incredibly easy to prepare and lower calorie. I have adapted the recipe from this New York Times recipe: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/health/healthspecial2/15recipekids-pasta.html

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring a large pot of salted water (for the pasta) to a boil.
    2. 2
      Saute (dry or with a little extra virgin olive oil) sliced or diced mushrooms until they release their juices and the juices mostly evaporate. Turn off heat. Add washed and dried cherry tomatoes to the pan to warm through.
    3. 3
      In a food processor, process garlic cloves until minced. Add cottage cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and parmesan cheese and process until smooth.
    4. 4
      Cook pasta according to package directions. A few minutes before pasta is done cooking, add broccoli to the pot. Before draining pasta/broccoli mixture, set aside 1 cup of pasta cooking water. Drain pasta/broccoli.
    5. 5
      Add cottage cheese sauce, mushrooms, and tomatoes to pasta/broccoli. Stir to combine. Taste for seasonings. Salt and pepper as necessary. Use reserved pasta cooking water to adjust sauce consistency as necessary.
    6. 6
      Make this recipe your way! Substitute your favorite vegetables, substitute your favorite cheese in place of the parmesan, add herbs, or add beans to make a complete protein!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 03, 2011

      55

      My family loved this dish. I made it with velveta cheese, garlic powder, a dash of dry mustard, and worchester sauce (just a splash) all mixed into the cottage cheese. It came out so creamy. I put this into oven at 375 for roughly 20 minutes. In the last 3 minutes I added a handful of cheddar cheese to the top. My very picky 3 year old ate two helpings, as did my Husband and 9 month old son. Thanks for posting, definatly a keeper!

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    • on September 21, 2010

      35

      I thought it was pretty good. Boyfriend thought it needed more work.

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    • on February 06, 2010

      45

      I added in some red onion, too. This recipe tasted great! But we did have technical troubles with the cheese -- even in the oil it got all stringy and clumped together when it was heated with the rest of the ingredients, so some bites were all cheese and some didn't have any at all. But the only thing keeping me from making this again any time soon is the thought of cleaning out all the cheesy utensils again, so well done.

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    Nutritional Facts for Healthy, Fast, and Delicious Macaroni and Cheese With Vegetables

    Serving Size: 1 (246 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 388.8
     
    Calories from Fat 77
    19%
    Total Fat 8.6 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 2.1 g
    10%
    Cholesterol 9.6 mg
    3%
    Sodium 214.3 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 64.5 g
    21%
    Dietary Fiber 8.3 g
    33%
    Sugars 3.6 g
    14%
    Protein 19.3 g
    38%

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