Macaroni and Cheese Primavera

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Manda

Posted as request for low-sodium mac 'n cheese. Comfort food made healthy!! This can be served as a main dish or as a hearty side dish. Add chopped, cooked chicken or turkey to make it a meal.

Top Review by Laurie H.

Yummy, but hey, not all that healthy unless maybe whole wheat pasta. Easy and better substitute for frozen veg's: chop a little extra of each veg you make/use during the week (onions, broc, carrots, whatever), and use that to put this together on the weekend for a Mon./Tues. dinner! I steamed the broc a little, and sauteed onions and carrots, before mixing in. Chopped red peppers went in raw. Sauce is delish. I added some Romano/Parm mix on top as well.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, toss together cooked macaroni, thawed vegetables, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. In food processor, blend Neufchatel cheese and buttermilk.
  4. Fold buttermilk mixture and half of shredded cheddar into macaroni and vegetable mixture.
  5. Spoon into large casserole dish lightly coated with non-stick spray.
  6. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.
  7. Bake 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  8. Optional: Broil 4-5 minutes, until cheese on top is crisp and lightly browned.

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