Pureed low-fat cottage cheese contributes a rich dairy flavor and Gruyère and Parmesan add nuance to a healthier take on classic Mornay sauce. Use it to entice little ones to eat their vegetables.

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  • Stir flour and 2 tablespoons milk in a small bowl to make a smooth paste. Heat the remaining milk in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat until steaming. Whisk the flour paste into the hot milk and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and whisk in cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, salt and white pepper. Transfer the sauce to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Serve over steamed vegetables and top with Parmesan and breadcrumbs, if desired.


Nutrition Facts

19.8 calories; protein 1.7g 4% DV; carbohydrates 1.6g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiberg; sugars 0.8g; fat 0.7g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.4g 2% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 22.8IU 1% DV; vitamin cmg; folate 3.9mcg 1% DV; calcium 37.5mg 4% DV; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 2.8mg 1% DV; potassium 28.3mg 1% DV; sodium 50.7mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.