Recipe: Healthier Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dried pasta
  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups skim milk
  • 4 oz. reduced-fat yellow sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 oz. Neufchatel cheese
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs

Make It

1. Set oven to 375 F.
2. Add pasta  to boiling water and cook for 4 minutes.
3. Add cauliflower and cook 4 minutes more. Drain pasta cauliflower mix in colander and set aside.
4. Melt butter in a large saucepan on medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 4-5 minutes.
5. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute more.
6. Stir in milk and whisk until smooth. Simmer 5 minutes or until mixture thickens.
7. Add cheeses and stir until melted. Turn off heat.
8. Whisk in yogurt and salt until smooth. 
9. Add pasta and cauliflower mixture and stir until combined.
10. Pour into 3-quart casserole pan, top with breadcrumbs, and bake 15 minutes.