Sunday, July 19, 2009

mac and cheese

  • 1 package Green Giant Family Size Cauliflower & Three Cheese Sauce (freezer aisle)
  • 2 cups uncooked Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Blend Rotini Pasta (or another whole-wheat or whole-wheat-blend pasta)
  • 3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
  • Optional: salt and black pepper, to taste

Prepare pasta according to the instructions on the box, and then drain well and set aside. While pasta is cooking, place contents of the cauliflower & sauce package in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave for 12 - 16 minutes, until sauce has melted and cauliflower is hot.

Once the bowl is cool enough to handle, remove it from the microwave and add cooked pasta. Set aside. Unwrap cheese wedges and place in a small microwave-safe dish. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth, and then add to the bowl.

Mix thoroughly, ensuring that the Laughing Cow cheese is evenly distributed and the pasta and cauliflower are coated in cheese sauce. If you like, season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 202
Fat: 4.5g
Sodium: 825mg
Carbs: 36g
Fiber: 5g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 8.5g

POINTS® value 4*

(Try mashing the cauliflower with a potato masher before adding the Laughing Cow cheese and macaroni. You can also add about a tablespoon or so of ground mustard. Delicious!)

1 comment:

~Oct said...

Yum, I never would have thought to add cauliflower to mac&cheese. That is something I'll have to try!

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