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Skinny Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Skinny Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 6

The savory version of having your cake and eating it too, this slimmed-down, super-creamy mac and cheese gets a veggie boost from 2 cups of cauliflower florets, which add wonderful flavor and texture. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

8
cups water
2
cups chopped cauliflower florets
1
cup uncooked elbow macaroni (8 oz)
1 1/2
cups fat-free (skim) milk
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1
tablespoon butter, melted

Steps

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  • 1
    In 4-quart saucepan, heat water to boiling over medium heat. Add cauliflower and macaroni; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until macaroni is tender. Drain; return to saucepan, and cover to keep warm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2-quart glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, stir milk, flour, mustard, salt, black pepper and red pepper with whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • 3
    Add cheese sauce to cooked pasta mixture; mix well. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle over pasta mixture in baking dish. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are bubbly.

Expert Tips

  • Short on time? Opt for bagged cauliflower florets.
  • Be sure to stir the cauliflower and macaroni frequently while boiling to make sure the macaroni doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Potassium
290mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
16%
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
Sugars
5g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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