Healthier Mac & Cheese (Martha Stewart) Recipe

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Submitted by hollyrc

Makes 8 servings



A hearty and tasty version of mac & cheese that's easier to work in to your daily caloric allowances.

Recipe Ingredients for Healthier Mac & Cheese (Martha Stewart)

1 lb. butternut squash
1 cup Chicken Stock
1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
1 pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound elbow macaroni
4 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
4 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon olive oil

Recipe Directions for Healthier Mac & Cheese (Martha Stewart)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine squash, stock, and milk in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until squash is tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Mash contents of saucepan; stir in nutmeg, cayenne, and salt, and season with black pepper. Stir to combine.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil; add salt. Add noodles; cook until al dente, according to package instructions, about 8 minutes. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl; stir in squash mixture, cheddar, ricotta, and 2 tablespoons Parmesan.

  3. Lightly coat a 9-inch-square baking dish (4 inches deep) with cooking spray. Transfer noodle mixture to dish. In a small bowl, combine breadcrumbs, the remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan, and oil; sprinkle evenly over noodle mixture.

  4. Cover with aluminum foil, and bake 20 minutes. Remove foil, and continue baking until lightly browned and crisp on top, 30 to 40 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 224.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
354
Calories from Fat
76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.4g
13%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
23%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Sodium
495mg
21%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
53.7g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
5.4g
Protein
16.1g
Vitamin A 127% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 27% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
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