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13 febbraio 2013
Macaroni and Cheese
Predictable: Our classic Mac and
Cheese, with its 1 1/4 pounds of cheese, has 640 calories and 30 fat
grams per serving. Surprising: Our revamped version, with reduced-fat
cheese and low-fat milk, is just as creamy and flavorful but has only
420 calories and 12 fat grams for the same serving size. Bonus: M&C
Lite packs 5 grams fiber (whole wheat pasta!). Serve this at your next
gathering, and be sure to have copies of the recipe — fans will be
Yields: 4 main-dish servings
Total Time: 30 min
Oven Temp: Broil
(2 1/2 cups)
whole wheat rotini pasta
480mls low-fat (1%) milk
2mls Dijon mustard
ground black pepper
120mls reduced-fat (2%) pasteurized process cheese spread, cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes
Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta and cook as label directs.
Meanwhile, in 2-quart
saucepan, whisk cornstarch into milk; heat to boiling over medium heat,
whisking occasionally. Boil 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat; whisk
in mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Stir in cheese spread,
Cheddar, and 1/4 cup Romano. (Cheese does not need to melt completely.)
In small bowl, combine bread crumbs with remaining Romano.
Drain pasta; return to
saucepot. Stir cheese sauce into pasta; spoon into prepared baking dish.
Arrange tomato slices on top; sprinkle with crumb mixture.
Place baking dish in broiler,
about 6 inches from source of heat. Broil macaroni mixture 2 to 3
minutes or until top is lightly browned. Let macaroni and cheese stand 5
minutes to set slightly for easier serving.