Mega Mac & Cheese Recipe


Submitted by hungrygirl_lisa

Makes 4 servings



Step away from the blue box. If you want macaroni & cheese, be a smart grown-up about it! This recipe is almost as easy to make as powdered-cheese versions, but it's way lighter AND way more satisfying.
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Recipe Ingredients for Mega Mac & Cheese

3 cups frozen cauliflower florets
4 1/2 oz. (about 1 1/4 cups) uncooked high-fiber elbow macaroni
2 tbsp. light sour cream
2 slices 2% American cheese
4 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
Optional seasonings: salt and black pepper

Recipe Directions for Mega Mac & Cheese

  1. Place cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave for 3 minutes. Uncover and stir. Re-cover and microwave for 2 - 3 minutes, until hot. Drain excess liquid.

  2. Roughly chop cauliflower, return to the bowl, and cover to keep warm.

  3. In a medium-large pot, cook pasta per package instructions, about 7 minutes. Drain pasta and stir into cauliflower. Cover to keep warm.

  4. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, mix sour cream, cheese slices, and cheese wedges, breaking slices and wedges into pieces. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir well. Microwave for another 20 seconds, or until cheeses have melted. Stir well.

  5. Add cheese mixture to the large bowl and thoroughly stir. Enjoy!

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories
198
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.5g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Sodium
390mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
30.0g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4.5g
18%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
10.0g
* 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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