Friday, August 12, 2011
Healthy Cheeseburger Mac
I got this recipe from Hungry Girl. It's definitely a smart way to make mac n cheese and very easy. I couldn't find plain cauliflower in cheese sauce so I used a broccoli cauliflower combination. I ate a huge bowl of it which I guess missed the point of eating healthy but, whatever!! LOL
1 1/4 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (high fiber is best)
10 oz. raw lean ground turkey
2 tbsp. ketchup
1/2 cup finely chopped onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
24 oz. (about 6 cups) frozen cauliflower and low-fat cheese sauce (like the kind by Green Giant)
3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
salt and black pepper to taste
In a large pot, prepare pasta very al dente, cooking for about half of the time indicated on the package. Drain well and set aside. In a bowl, combine turkey, ketchup, onion, salt and pepper. Mix well. Add frozen cauliflower and cheese sauce and gently mix. Transfer mixture to a crock pot.
Add cooked pasta to the crock pot and gently stir. Cover and cook on high for 3 - 4 hours or on low for 7 - 8 hours, until the turkey is fully cooked.
Add cheese wedges and stir until evenly distributed.
MAKES 8 SERVINGS