Lightened Mac ‘N Cheese

We cut the calories in this version by omitting the butter and flour mixture. This ‘roux’ is what typically thickens the sauce, but instead we are replacing that with a creamy vegetable purée.

Use your favorite type of gluten free pasta to mix with this creamy sauce!

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Lightened Mac 'N Cheese
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Serves: 6
We cut the calories in this version by omitting the butter and flour mixture. This ‘roux’ is what typically thickens the sauce, but instead we are replacing that with a creamy vegetable purée.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets, chopped
  • 1 cup low fat milk, or milk alternative
  • 1 cup low fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp chipotle pepper spice, cayenne, paprika, or black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a covered saucepan, bring to a boil the cauliflower and milk. Reduce heat and simmer until tender.
  2. Pour into a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Pour back into saucepan and add cheese’s and seasonings to taste. Heat and stir until smooth and creamy.
  4. Cook your favorite GF pasta, then toss together with the sauce to serve.

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Do you have the calorie count for the Lightened Mac n Cheese and Old Bay Crab Cakes? Going to try these this week.

  2. I found broccoli on sale this week-Do you think this would work with broccoli, instead of cauliflower?

  3. Your sauce will definitely have a distinctive green color, and the flavor might be more noticeable than using cauliflower. But hey, anything’s worth a try – it might taste even better! Let me know how it turns out!

  4. 1 bowl/plateful of the pasta dish is 121 calories, and 1 crab cake is 767 (although will be less depending on the size you make – we made 4 large ones from this recipe).

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