Hands down the best macaroni and cheese (other than my Mom’s growing up as a child) was a macaroni and cheese that was at an office potluck nearly 20 years ago.
I took a small amount, but it on my plate, took one bite and went back and got a big scoop before it was all gone.
I asked “who made this recipe?!”
The woman who made it told me it had a DOZEN eggs in it, four cups of cheese and heavy cream. No wonder!
Since I am on #teampurple for Weight Watchers, whole wheat pasta is free, so I used half whole wheat pasta.
I know people are going to say “you put an egg and Greek yogurt into this?” Trust me, you won’t taste the yogurt!
- 1 cup whole wheat elbow macaroni
- 1 cup regular pasta (I used ditalini)
- 2 tablespoons I Can't Believe Its Not Butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3 ounces shredded white cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
Cook pasta according to package directions (I cooked both at the same time) and drain.
In a bowl mix the yogurt, egg, milk, dijon mustard, corn starch, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk mixture, stirring so the flour doesn't clump together. Once all the milk mixture is added, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, add the cheese and stir until melted, add in the cooked pasta and stir in the dried parsley.
I love mustard so if you aren't as big a fan, either leave it out or add a tiny bit. I would have used mustard powder but I didn't have any.
This ticked all the boxes on a good mac n cheese - it's creamy, it's cheesy and it feels like a giant food hug upon first bite.
On my WW plan, this is 7 points per serving. Click this link to see what the WW points would be on your plan.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 288Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 549mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 6gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g
Who wants a bite?
Stay well – until next time!