The Main Dish
Macaroni and cheese isn't just for kids and college students nor does it always need to come from a box.  With a little extra prep work you can make a delicious macaroni and cheese for grownup taste buds.  

Unfortunately, with a dish that has cheese in the title, it's hard to find a healthy alternative.  Therefore, I'm putting this one in the indulgence category, but it will be worth every bite.

Macaroni and Cheese
Total Time: 40 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

What you'll need
1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 egg
6 ounces low-fat evaporated milk (about 1/2 can)
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup seasoned croutons, crushed
salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
3. In a large bowl, mix together egg, evaporated milk, cooled melted butter, salt and pepper. 
4. Stir in cheese and cooked pasta. 
5. Spray a small baking pan or 2 oven safe 14-ounce bowls with nonstick spray.  Add the pasta mixture. 
6. Put croutons in a Ziploc bag and crush with your hands or a potato masher.
7. Sprinkle the top of the dish with crushed croutons.  Dust with paprika.
8.  Bake until the cheese is golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

Yum! This looks delish, thanks for the recipe! :)

08/20/2012 08:45

Very good next time will add a little more cheese and a little milk to make creamier but supe tasty!


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