LIGHTENED UP MAC & CHEESE
cottage cheese [4% fat]
freshly grated nutmeg
2% Sharp Cheddar
grated [I like Cracker Barrel]
uncooked [I used corkscrew macaroni]
salt and pepper to taste
In a food processor or blender, purée cottage cheese, milk, mustard, cayenne, nutmeg. Reserve 1/4 of the grated cheese for topping.
In a large bowl, combine remaining grated cheese, milk mixture and uncooked pasta.
Pour into prepared pan, cover tightly with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Uncover pan, stir gently, sprinkle with reserved cheese. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes more, until browned. Let cool 5 minutes before serving. 6 servings
You can make this ahead of time and just let it hang out in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. If you have left overs, drizzle a little milk or cream over to add some moisture for reheating.
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