Macaroni and cheese is a relatively fatty meal, especially if you like it cheesy and creamy. Nonetheless, you can turn it into a healthier meal by replacing some of the ingredients with low-fat ones. Here’s a recipe which I think is worth trying:
- 1 pound elbow macaroni
- 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup low-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup evaporated skim milk
- 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- salt, pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Boil the macaroni as per instructions on pack, but 1-2 minutes less.
Heat the milk, then gradually add the ricotta, the Cheddar and the cottage cheese, stirring well, until they melt. Remove from heat, then add the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir well, then pour over the drained macaroni. Put the cheesy macaroni in a baking dish, cover it and and bake it for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan then bake it uncovered for 10 more minutes or until the top gets a nice brown color.