Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese
Low Carb Recipe
This Deluxe Macaroni and Cheese dish is simply out of this world. If you have pasta on hand, this fancy meal takes little time to prepare. Whip up a zesty green salad and dinner is done.
4 cups Healthy Carb Living Rotini Pasta
1/2 cup broth or stock
1 cup heavy cream
2 egg yolks
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Salt to taste (about 1/2 teaspoon)
5 ounces grated sharp Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 325 or 350 degrees. Butter a medium-size ovenproof casserole dish or other baking dish.
Cut the pasta in short pieces and put the pieces in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Heat the broth and 1/2 cup cream in a small saucepan. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks until smooth. When the broth and cream begin to heat up, add tablespoon amounts to the egg yolks, beating the yolks while you do this. When you have added about 1/3 cup in this way, pour the rest of the liquid into the eggs.
Add the remaining cream. Add salt and pepper to this sauce and stir it into the pasta. Add the cheeses to the pasta and stir again. Put the mixture in the casserole dish. Dot with the butter and bread crumbs. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until the top begins to brown (do not let the bread crumbs get too dark).
Recipe makes 6 servings
Alternative: Mockaroni and Cheese
Mockaroni and Cheese uses cooked cauliflower, cream cheese and shredded Cheddar cheese to make a near-realistic tasting macaroni and cheese dish.
1 bag frozen cauliflower, cooked
3 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven 350-degrees. Pour a little cream in bottom of baking dish and add a handful of Cheddar cheese.
Place cream, cream cheese and remaining cheese in microwave safe dish and microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so, until all can be stirred together easily. Pour drained cauliflower into baking dish (while cauliflower is still hot). Pour cheese mixture over and stir well to mix. Sprinkle some Parmesan over top.
Bake 35 minutes; allow to stand few minutes before eating or serving. Recipe makes 2 servings as a main dish; four as a side dish.
Calories: 963; Protein: 45g; Fat: 76g; Fiber: 10g