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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Healthy Recipe: Low Fat Macaroni Cheese

You will need:

  • 1 Pint or 570ml of Milk
  • 1/2 of an Onion
  • 6 whole Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp of Thyme
  • 50g of Low-Fat Butter
  • 25g of Flour
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 175g of Wholewheat Macaroni
  • 175g of Low-Fat Mature Cheddar Cheese (grated)
  • 1 tbsp of Chopped Fresh Parsley
Step 1
Preheat the grill to its highest setting

Step 2
Place the milk into a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion, peppercorns, bay leaves and thyme and bring to the boil to infuse the flavours.

Step 3
Remove the pan from the heat, cover with a lid and allow the milk to stand for 10-15 minutes. Strain the milk through a sieve into a bowl and discard the solid ingredients.

Step 4
Place the low-fat butter into a clean saucepan over a gentle heat. Once melted, add the flour and cook, stirring well, for 2-3 minutes.

Step 5
Add the infused milk, stirring all the time and bring the sauce gradually to the boil.

Step 6
Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then allow the sauce to simmer (boil gently) for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 7
Meanwhile, cook the macaroni according to the manufacture's instructions. When it is cooked, drain and place into a warm heatproof dish.

Step 8
Add 110g of the grated mature cheddar cheese and all of the copped parsley to the white sauce, stir well, then pour this over the cooked macaroni.

Step 9
Cover with the remaining grated cheese and place the dish under the grill to cook for 5-7 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown.

Step 10
Serve at the table in a dish and remove the bay leaves when ready to serve and ENJOY!!!

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