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    Sneaky (Healthy) Mac and Cheese

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Nicoleg's Note:

    Picky eaters can be really tough to convince to eat veggies and other healthy foods. Perfect for those picky eaters; it has veggies masquerading as a cheese sauce! Just don’t tell them, we’ll keep it our little secret!! Cheaters Alley: If you can’t find butternut squash frozen or just want to shave a few minutes off prep time, you can use canned pumpkin instead. It would be about 1 cup of pumpkin or squash, and you can skip the boiling with the milk and water. Adapted from www.girlmakesfood.com

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 6

    Yield:

    9x13 pan

    Units: US | Metric

    • 0.5 (16 ounce) bag frozen cauliflower
    • 1 lb dreamfields low carb pastas
    • 1/2 cup pasta water
    • 10 ounces frozen butternut squash
    • 1/2 cup milk (regular, or non dairy milk)
    • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese (If you try and use mild cheddar, there will be little to no flavor!)
    • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
    • salt and pepper
    • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 tablespoon butter

    Directions:

    1. 1
      •Put cauliflower florets in microwave safe dish and cook covered for 10 minutes, or until tender.
    2. 2
      •In a large pot, bring pasta water to a boil.
    3. 3
      •Add pasta, and cook until al dente, I recommend 2 minutes less than the package says.
    4. 4
      •Drain and add back to the pot, off the heat.
    5. 5
      •In another, small pot, boil milk and pasta water (scoop it out of the boiling pasta pot) with the butternut squash.
    6. 6
      •Add the butternut squash and milk mix into a blender with the cheeses.
    7. 7
      •Add the cauliflower.
    8. 8
      •Blend until smooth.
    9. 9
      •Taste, you will probably need to add a decent amount of salt.
    10. 10
      •Add the sauce to the pasta and place in a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish.
    11. 11
      •Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed (yes again – this is your last chance to get it perfect!).
    12. 12
      Melt butter and mix with bread crumbs.
    13. 13
      Sprinkle bread crumbs over mac n cheese.
    14. 14
      Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until breadcrumbs are golden.
    15. 15
      Can be made ahead and refridgerated. Just cook 30 minutes.
    16. 16
      •Eat up! (And don’t tell!).

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    Nutritional Facts for Sneaky (Healthy) Mac and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (149 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 150.3
     
    Calories from Fat 71
    47%
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    24%
    Cholesterol 23.8 mg
    7%
    Sodium 213.4 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.1 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    6%
    Sugars 2.5 g
    10%
    Protein 8.0 g
    16%

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    dreamfields low carb pastas

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