Better-for-You Mac ’n’ Cheese

Serving Size
1 ramekin, or about 1 1/4 cups
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Macaroni cheese

Nutrition Information

Calories 390
Fat 10 g
Saturated fat 4 g
Carbs 50 g
Fiber 6 g
Protein 14 g
Sodium 495 mg
Health Benefit

Try a lighter version of a favorite comfort food 

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  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Bring large pot of water to boil. Add macaroni and cauliflower. Cook until pasta is al dente according to package instructions, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the water. Set macaroni and cauliflower aside.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine bread crumbs and 1 Tbsp Parmesan. Set aside.
  4. In a warm macaroni pot, place Cheddar, cream cheese, and milk. Mix in hot macaroni, cauliflower, reserved water, pepper, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  5. Divide mixture among 8 ramekins or pour into 13-inch x 9-inch baking dish. (Single bowls may help with portion control.) Top with bread crumb mixture.
  6. Bake until bubbling, about 35 minutes. Cool briefly before serving.