My Weight Loss Progress:
This includes about 16 lbs. lost on my preop diet. I've lost the rest since surgery.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sleevey's Mac and Cheese Version 2.0

Well, like I mentioned the last time I made mac and cheese, I'm messing with the recipe to try to make it better. Meaning, of course, more protein. I'm not that worried about the calories, to be honest. And actually, the last time I blogged about mac and cheese wasn't the last time I made it. I had a disastrous attempt at making crab mac and cheese a couple weeks ago. But we won't talk about that - gag!

So, I went back to my original good recipe and made a few changes. I added two grams of protein per serving and only 9 calories!

Sleevey's Mac and Cheese Version 2.0
1 c. uncooked macaroni noodles
2 c. frozen cauliflower, prepared as directed on the package and grated
1 T butter
1 T flour
2 c. skim milk
salt and pepper to taste
a few drops of Tabasco
1 c. 2% shredded cheddar
2 c. regular shredded cheddar, divided
3 T sour cream (next time, I think I'll leave this out)
1/4 c egg beaters

Prepare the macaroni al dente (a minute or two less than it says on the package). Rinse with cold water and allow to drain. Mix with cauliflower in a large bowl and set aside. Make a roux with the butter and flour (melt butter, whisk in the flour until it's smooth) and slowly add the milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly. Whisk in salt, pepper, and Tabasco. Add 2% cheddar and 1 c. shredded cheddar, whisking until smooth. Pour cheese mixture over noodle mixture and gently combine. Spread into prepared baking dish and sprinkle remaining cup of cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are browned.

Whole recipe = 2050 cals, 128 fat, 136 carbs, 127 protein.
Makes 18 sleeve-friendly servings: 114 cal, 7 fat, 7.5 carbs, 7 protein

1 comment:

  1. Mmm sounds delicious. I've seenthis made without the macaroni as well and I've seen the cauliflower used as faux mashed potatoes too. MMMM Yummy!