I've always made mac & cheese from scratch but instead in the sauce I use a low fat cream cheese and hard boiled eggs instead of spinach. Nether do I put a topping unless we have company. It tastes just as good without the topping.
Baked Mac & Cheese
Mac & cheese can be a true comfort on a gloomy day, and our healthy update takes advantage of extra-sharp Cheddar balanced with creamy low-fat cottage cheese and tucks a layer of spinach into the middle, which may help picky eaters down their vegetables. Whole-wheat pasta adds robust flavor and extra fiber.
67 Reviews for Baked Mac & Cheese
I may try this with low fat cheddar. As is, I don't see how anyone can consider this healthy!
I've been making this for years, and my kids and husband love it. I change a few things to make it easier AND bigger servings: use Italian Breadcrumbs (so you don't have to use the other seasonings listed for the breadcrumb mixture); double---or even triple--the breadcrumb amount. Use 3 cups of pasta instead of 2 cups. And I use a whole 16 oz bag of frozen chopped spinach. I also love that I can make this ahead in the morning/night before, and it's ready for the oven whenever!
Just what is so healthy about this recipe? It has over 900mg of sodium per serving, almost half of your RDA! No thanks.
A friend ended up in the hospital over Christmas and I wanted to make sure his fiancee was eating well. I made a double batch of this and brought them one of the casseroles. She was SO grateful and wanted the recipe.
I happily shared. It may be more effort than the boxed version but thre is absoluely no comparison! It was sooo tasty.