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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish and check for flour in pre-shredded cheese.

 

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A great, healthy Mac and Cheese that kids love.

The key to this is to not overheat the sauce. The eggs need to cook, but if you let the sauce boil, it will likely curdle. That won't really affect the flavor, but the texture will be a bit lumpy.


 

Creamy Mac and Cheese

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 2 ounces pasta with sauce

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied. Leftovers are good. Reheat gently after adding 1- Tbsp. of 2% milk per serving.

Serve with Healthy Caesar Salad or Zucchini Salad or a vegetable side of your choice.

Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts water
  • 4 ounces whole wheat or gluten-free elbow pasta
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk (1 % milk will work)
  • 2 1/2 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Place the water in a medium stock-pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until done. Do not overcook the pasta should be cooked al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, combine the eggs and milk in a medium sauce pan. Whisk until smooth. Add the reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salt.

When the pasta is done, drain well and add it to the pot with the cheese over medium heat. Stir well until the cheese is completely melted and creamy. Don't let the mixture boil, and when the sauce is very thick, remove from the heat.

Add fresh ground black pepper to taste, stir, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 ounces pasta with sauce

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 350 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g 14%
    Saturated Fat 5g 28%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 460mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
    Sugars 3g
Protein22g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 27% Iron 14%
Vitamin K 1mcg Potassium 400mg