Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Version of "Hungry Girl's Mac'n'Cheese"

Ok people...do you love the taste of homemade mac'n'cheese...but feel like you need to run a marathon afterwards to burn off all the calories? Well, I'm please to inform you that I have found a happy medium where you can "have your cake mac'n'cheese, and eat it too!" And the best part is, your kids will never know!

Here are a list of ingredients you will need:

  • 2 heads of cauliflower (get 'em when they're BOGO!)
  • 1 8oz pk of Kraft sharp shredded cheese (KraftinMommy loves Kraft!)
  • 1 cup 2% milk (cut calories even more by using skim!)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 1/2 stick butter/margarine
  • minced garlic (optional)
  • bread crumbs (optional)

    Wash, cut ,and boil cauliflower in large pot until soft.  Meanwhile, melt butter and flour (and garlic-optional--trust me, this is an option you want!) in sauce pan. Add milk and soup, stir until boiling. Continue to stir until it thickens. Reduce heat and add the cheese baby!!!! After cheese melts, if you think it's too thick you can add more milk to your liking.


    Once cauliflower is cooked thoroughly, drain and pour into a Pam-sprayed glass pan, and let it rain cheese sauce!!!!! Pour cheese sauce evenly over cauliflower, sprinkle with bread crumbs if you like a little crunch layer to your mac, and cover with foil.



    Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Remove foil and broil a few more minutes to get that top layer bubbly and browned. Let it sit for about 3-5 minutes to thicken.

    I'm telling you...from someone who's favorite comfort food has always been homemade mac'n'cheese, this is the best alternative I have been able to come across! For those of you wanting the "comfort" with at least HALF the calories, this is it! It's very inexpensive to make too, and my husband goes nuts over it. Great for large families, leftovers are amazing! If any of you try it, respond to my post and let me know how if you liked it.




    

2 comments:

  1. That recipe looks awesome! You are one smart cookie to come up with that!

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