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Low Fat Mac ‘n’ Cheese


1/2 cup fat free milk
1 cup 1% cottage cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 TB grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
3 cups cooked elbow macaroni
1/2 cup shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese, divided

In a blender, combine the milk, cottage cheese, onion, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper;
cover and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl; stir in the macaroni and 1/4 cup cheese.

Transfer to a 1 quart baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining
cheese.

Cover and bake in a preheated 350° F., oven for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer
or until edges are bubbly. 

Yield:  4 servings.

Nutrition Information:
3/4 cup = 268 calories, 5 g fat (3 g sat fat), 15 mg cholesterol,
15 mg sodium, 35 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

Low Fat Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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Italian Macaroni and Cheese

Italian Macaroni and Cheese 2-1/4 cups (8 oz.) uncooked ziti (long tubular pasta)
2 cups Green Giant Select® Frozen Broccoli Florets
2 cups milk
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Tabasco hot pepper sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1-1/2 cups (6 oz.) shredded Provolone cheese
1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers (from 7.5 oz. jar), drained, chopped
2 TB Italian bread crumbs
2 tsp. stick margarine or butter, melted

In large sauce pan, cook ziti to desired doneness as directed on package, adding broccoli
during last minute of cooking time. Drain; return to saucepan.

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Spray 2 quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray. In medium sauce pan, combine 1/2 cup
of the milk, flour, salt, hot pepper sauce and garlic; stir with wire whisk until smooth.

Stir in remaining 1-1/2 cups milk. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens,
stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Add cheese; stir until melted.

Add cheese sauce to cooked ziti and broccoli; mix well. Stir in roasted peppers. Spoon into
sprayed casserole.

In small bowl, combine bread crumbs and melted margarine; mix well. Sprinkle over top.

Bake at 350° F., for 20 to 25 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and crumbs are golden brown.

Makes: 4 (1-1/2-cup) servings.

Nutrition Information:
Per serving (1-1/2 cups) = calories 500, Total Fat 17 g, Sat fat 9 g, Cholesterol 40 mg,
Sodium 790 mg, Total Carbs 61 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 9 g, Protein 25 g.

Diabetic Exchanges:  4 Starch, 1-1/2 High Fat Meat, 1/2 Fat.

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