Recipe by Barilla
"Mac & Cheese is given a healthy Italian makeover with carrot puree and Barilla Whole Grain Elbows. Your family will never taste the difference!"
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Barilla Whole Grain Elbows
raw carrots, diced for carrot puree*
extra virgin olive oil
Asiago cheese, diced
fontina cheese, diced
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, shredded
Salt and black pepper to taste
This was very simple to make, and yes the recipe is high in fat and calories but in case you missed the title of the recipe it has cheese in it which will contribute to the higher fat and calorie content.
Healthy? Hardly! But healthier. I love the idea of sneaking in carrots into this comfort dish. Heavy cream makes for a great dish but 1% does fine too.
I often add cooked veggies. Steamed broccoli is my favorite but for folks whose kids don't "do" veggies it is a good idea.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthy "Italian Mac and Cheese" with Carrot Puree
Serving Size: 1/7 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 382
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