Reduced-Fat Macaroni and Cheese After Dark
From Cook's Country
Most recipes for reduced-fat macaroni and cheese fall short on taste and texture. We found a recipe that tastes delicious, but isn't nearly as rich. Instead of using whole milk and heavy cream in this recipe, we used skim milk thickened with a roux. Low-fat cheddar cheese and Parmesan added a complex flavor to the macaroni and cheese without the added fat. We added part-skim ricotta cheese to add a creamy texture to this reduced-fat version. The addition of blue cheese makes this recipe perfect for those wanting a more complex flavor. By making these substitutions in our recipe for reduced-fat macaroni and cheese we cut the calories and fat by more than half.
Serves 4 as a main course or 6 to 8 as a side dish
This grown-up variation uses a small amount of blue cheese—perfect for when the kids have gone to bed.
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