Deliciously quick & easy vegetarian/
What can be more comforting than a plate of cheesy warm macaroni and cheese? I was not a fan of mac and cheese in restaurants because they were loaded with just too much sodium! My younger daughter Riya loves Mac & Cheese and I felt awful depriving her of such a comforting dish. I came across an online recipe with sharp cheddar cheese but I felt it would be a little too sharp for children. I used mild cheddar instead and substituted full fat butter with light butter (50% less fat).
This is a recipe for a basic Mac & Cheese. You can even bake it with breadcrumbs sprinkled on the top. There are so many other varieties online as well.
Ingredients (for 4)
3 cups medium size elbow macaroni/shell macaroni
2 tbsps. light butter (or the usual butter if you prefer regular mac and cheese)
2tbsps all purpose flour
2 cups skim milk
4 tbsps. grated Cheddar Cheese
Salt & Pepper for seasoning
Parsley Flakes for garnish
Boil macaroni in salted water till al dente. Drain and set aside.
Take a medium sized pot and melt the light butter.
Add flour and whisk until it becomes a thick paste.
Next, add milk and cheese alternatively till cheese melts and the whole mixture become sticky.
Then, add in the boiled macaroni and give it a stir.
Check for seasoning and add in salt and pepper if required.
Garnish with parley flakes and serve hot with roasted vegetables/baked potato wedges and a simple garden salad.
11/13/2017 10:54:55 am
This recipe is perfect for anybody on a low sodium diet. My grandfather isn’t allowed to take the regular amount of sodium anymore thanks to his failing kidneys. Even if he is on dialysis, I reckon he misses eating cheesy stuff like Aligote and cheese fondue. The mac and cheese use really light recipes, but I have a gut feeling it would still feel heavy on the tummy, maybe a few steamed veggies on the side or some fruits will do! He’ll be happy that he gets to eat mac and cheese the next time I drop by their place!
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Hi guys! I'm Nilofar Iyer and I have shared my dishes here for you to cook for your own family and friends with love and most importantly with their long term good health in mind.