Please Don't Feel Blue Macaroni & Cheese

READY IN: 40mins
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Recipe by FLKeysJen

You won't feel blue when you read the Nutrition Facts! This is a healthier adaptation of Macaroni and Blue Cheese. For the pasta, I use Barilla Plus Multigrain Elbows which have 10 grams of protein and only 2 grams of fat per serving.

Top Review by Noo8820

Anything with cheese is always a winner in our house,especially if it's not completely bad for you. My only change would be to use only 1 tbsp of flour ( I was taught that it must be equal quantities!),and then any extra milk wouldn't be necessary,as I too added more. I also skipped the salt,as it's a risky business when using blue cheese. Rich,creamy and deeply satisfying-an enjoyable twist to a classic.

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8 x 8 pan with fat free cooking spray.
  2. Boil water and cook pasta according to box directions (probably about eight minutes); drain.
  3. Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium to low heat, then add flour and cook 1 minute stirring constantly (do not allow to brown); gradually whisk in cream and milk and simmer until mixture thickens slightly, whisking occasionally (about 3 minutes).
  4. Reduce heat to low and add grated cheddar cheese and only 1/2 cup blue cheese; whisk about 2 minutes or when cheese starts to melt, then flavor with pepper if desired;add cooked pasta to sauce, stirring to coat, and transfer mixture to baking dish; sprinkle with remaining blue cheese and bake about 25 minutes or until sauce begins to bubble.
  5. Sprinkle with chives and serve - enjoy!

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