Recipe by MakeItHealthy
"To make this rich mac and cheese recipe healthier we use whole wheat bread crumbs, low-fat milk and cheese, whole wheat noodles, and reduced the amount of butter. Serve with a salad for a healthy meatless dinner."
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1 (16 ounce) package
whole wheat macaroni (such as Smart Taste ®)
2 1/2 tablespoons
shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
grated Parmesan cheese
low-fat (1%) milk
whole wheat bread crumbs
I oversaw my oldest boy making this dish--I didn't give him much advice, other than explain how to make a roux properly because the directions did not explain to brown it before adding the milk and to gradually add the cheese so the sauce does not seize up. He used sharp white cheddar cheese and added a couple shakes Frank's Hot Sauce and four quartered all beef hot dogs, as he wanted to make it a little more personal. The kids and I loved this macaroni and cheese recipe and my son was quite tickled that he was able to make it on his own.
This was pretty good, but I think for the calories/fat content you might as well use regular cheese. I find it makes a big difference with the taste and regular cheese melts more easily. A few other things I found:
-definitely make sure to add cheese very gradually into the milk (esp. with low fat cheese)
-don't worry if the cheese sauce comes out runny (it thickens up in the oven)
-some chili powder works well in the sauce
-I'm betting a little sauteed onion would add some great flavor
I used fat free milk (2 cups instead of 3 for 4 servings) and skipped the breadcrumbs, and it turned out quite delicious. I added some more paprika, black pepper and tiny bit of chili powder for an extra kick.
This recipe is bland. I added a lot of extra parm cheese which helped. Also, the recipe says it makes four servings but it actually makes at least 12.
Turned out a little dry.
The cheese sauce came out a weird texture and it didn't have a very strong cheese taste
I gave this 4 stars because I've had better. However it was pretty good I think what makes the differance is how good the cheese is, how good the noodles are. Fallowing the recipe exactly it comes out great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthier Homemade Mac and Cheese
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 202
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