Sniggity-niggity-noinch! (heywood417) wrote in iliketocook,


Had a craving for mac-n-cheese (like, REAL mac-n-cheese), but wanted to see if I could do it kinda healthy.

Bought some Ronzoni Smart Taste penne pasta (semolina wheat pasta, but with 3x the fiber as regular pasta, and the same amount of calcium as a glass of milk, boiled and drained it (used 1/2 box), then made this sauce...

1/2 c skim milk
1 tsp butter
1 piece of Laughing Cow Fat Free swiss cheese (1oz)
2 oz of shredded mozarella
3 oz of shredded reduced fat (2%milk) sharp cheddar

Start with just the milk, butter, and Laughing Cow, and heat over low, stirring constantly, until the  sauce gets creamy and the cheese is melted.  Slowly add the shredded cheeses and stir as it melts.  If sauce is too thick, add more milk until it reaches a consistency you like.  Add salt and pepper to taste, then add in the pasta and stir to mix. 


Makes 6 servings (or 4 heaping servings),  and about 180 calories per serving--half as many as the "Reduced Fat Velveeta Shells & Cheese", and WAY more nutritious.
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