March 29, 2010

Heart Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

Posted in Recipes tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 4:58 pm by keepyourhearthealthy

From the Marquette General Heart Institute website (in Michigan) comes a creamy heart healthy macaroni and cheese recipe.  The trick to making this creamier than traditional mac and cheese recipes is the addition of ricotta cheese.

Low Fat Macaroni and Cheese

¾ cup evaporated skim milk
1 cup low fat (skim) cottage cheese
½ cup part skim ricotta cheese
½ cu low fat shredded cheddar cheese
½ tsp. nutmeg
1 pinch ground pepper (to taste)
1 tbsp. dry bread crumbs
1 lb. whole wheat elbow macaroni

Preheat oven to 350

Cook pasta according to package
instructions. Heat the milk in a saucepan
over low heat. Add the cheeses until they
melt, stirring constantly. Stir in the nutmeg
and pepper. Remove the cheese sauce from
the heat, add the cooked pasta and mix well
Pour the mixture into a 2-quart casserole
dish. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and
bread crumbs. Bake for 15-20 minutes until
bubbly and top is browned.

Makes 6 (1 cup servings) Per Serving: 250 calories, 3g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 37g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 200 mg sodium, and 17g protein

This recipe was taken directly from the following webpage:

http://www.mgh.org/heart/recipes/mac_cheese.html

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