Skillet Mac and Cheese
Skillet Mac and Cheese might be just the main course you are searching for. One serving contains 390 calories, 19g of protein, and 15g of fat. This recipe serves 6. This recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up salt, mustard powder, cheddar cheese, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the olive oil you could follow this main course with the Sauteed Banana, Granolan and Yogurt Parfait as a dessert.
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Place the cauliflower into a steamer basket fitted over the pot, cover, and steam until just tender, about 5 minutes. Finely chop the steamed cauliflower.
In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan, and oil.
In a large saucepan, whisk together the milk and flour until the flour is dissolved.
Whisking constantly, bring the mixture to a gentle boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the mixture thickens slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the cheddar, Gruyère, mustard powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
Whisk until the cheeses are melted and the mixture is smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the chopped cauliflower and macaroni and stir until well coated.
Spray an ovenproof 10-inch high-sided skillet with cooking spray.
Pour the mixture into the prepared skillet.
Sprinkle with the bread crumb mixture, place on a baking sheet, and bake until the top is browned and the cheese is bubbly, 35 to 40 minutes.
SERVING SIZE 1 1/4 cupsPER SERVING Calories 360; Total Fat 14 g (Sat Fat 8 g; Mono Fat 4.7 g; Poly Fat 0.8 g); Protein 20 g; Carb 40 g; Fiber 5 g; Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 540 mgEXCELLENT SOURCE OF Calcium, Iodine, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Protein, Riboflavin, Selenium, Vitamin CGOOD SOURCE OF Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Thiamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Zinc
BEFORE540 cal., Sat. Fat 20g; Chol. 195mg; Fiber 1g, Sodium 940mgAFTER360 cal., Sat. Fat 8g; Chol. 40mg; Fiber 5g, Sodium 540mg
Reprinted with permission from Comfort Food Fix: Feel-Good Favorites Made Healthy by Ellie Krieger. Copyright © 2011 by Ellie Krieger; photography copyright @copy; 2011 by Quentin Bacon. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.