Saturday, February 12, 2011

Deceptively Delicious Mac & Cheese



* Winter Squash, 1/2 cup, cubes (puree)
* *Pasta, Barilla small shells(or any small pasta), 8 oz
* Cheddar or Colby Cheese, Low Fat, 1 cup, shredded
* Evaporated Milk, 5 oz
Water 3 oz
* Flour, whole grain, 1 TBSP
* Olive Oil, 1 tbsp
* Cauliflower, frozen, cooked, 1/2 cup (puree)
Breadcrumbs about 1/2 cup (optional )
Parmesan cheese 1 TBSP(optional)
Salt & Black pepper to taste . Paprika works well too.

Cook Pasta according to directions till al dente.
While cooking pasta, coat a pan with non stick spray. Add oil and flour stir until a thick paste ( roux)
Do not brown. about 1-2 minutes.
Add the milk cook stirring until mixture thickens about 3-4 minutes.
Add the veggie purees,cheese and seasonings and stir until the cheese is well melted and sauce is smooth. Stir in the macaroni .Pour into a pan and spread breadcrumbs &Parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 20 minutes.
Serves 6 ( or serves 8 as a side dish calories for 8 servings Cal: 194 Fat : 4 g {sat fat1.2g} Sodium: 247 Chol:4.1 Fiber: 2.5 Carbs:31 Protein:9.5)

Number of Servings: 6

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