Light Italian Mac ' n Cheese

Cuisine at Home Feb 2012

Yield: 8 servings
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  • Macaroni


  1. Cook 1 pkg. whole grain penne

  2. Puree:
  3. 1 c. cottage cheese (2%)
  4. 1/4 c. diced onion
  5. 1 T. minced garlic
  6. 1 T. dijon mustard
  7. 1/2 t. salt
  8. 1/4 t. nutmeg
  9. 1/8 t. cayenne

  10. Heat:
  11. 2 1/2 c. skim milk
  12. 3 T. flour

  13. Combine:
  14. 3/4 c. parmasan and 3/4 c. fontina
  15. 1/2 c. shredded mozzerella

  16. Garnish with:
  17. Cherry tomatoes
  18. Basil

  19. Cook Penne, drain and set aside. Puree cottage cheese, onion, garlic, dijon, salt and nutmeg in food processor until smooth.

  20. Heat milk in pan over med. heat until milk steams. Slowly whisk flour into milk; cook, stirring often, until it thickens, 8-10 minutes. Whisk in cottage cheese mixture until smooth.

  21. Combine cheese, then add by handfuls to milk mixture, whisking until melted before adding next handful. Once cheese is melted stir in pasta. Garnish with tomatoes and basil.
January 2012

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