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Friday, February 27, 2009

Make This: Healthier Mac & Cheese

Yummmm...I have officially enjoyed Real Simple's February 2009 article on comfort foods made healthier.  Their Chicken Pot Pie was delish, and last night, I give their Macaroni & Cheese w/ Cauliflower a try.  

Disclaimer: I do not like cauliflower.  So there, all you picky eaters that will snub your noses without trying this recipe.  The cauliflower mixes right in and you can't even taste it.  

What makes this dish healthier than my beloved Kraft Mac & Cheese, is that it calls for whole grain macaroni, a more potent cheese (extra sharp cheddar) is used--which means you don't have to use very much of it, and of course it "sneaks" in that surprise veggie that blends right in.  I will also note, that you don't melt cheese all over the top of it either, which I was almost tempted to do anyway, but I thought I'd try it "their" way to see if it was just as good.  

Quite tasty, if I do say so myself.  I was pleased with this recipe and will be using it again.  

And for those of you eco-friendly, pasta-loving buddies out there, you might find this article from the NY Times of interest.  


mandij said...

So glad this was good... I saw it also and I was leery. But I think I will give it a try now! And by the way, keep up the "make this" posts. I love them!

mandij said...

And in that first sentence, what I meant to say was, " I also saw this recipe, but I was leery." Excuse the horrible English. :)

Brooke said...

this looks SO good.
also I still have your Rachel Ray mag with the fish recipe in it.

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