Cheesy Goodness

Posted by Midnight Dust on January 14, 2011 in Recipe Alert

I know macaroni and cheese is the furthest from healthy town but I was craving it and I had to have it right now! Although I tried really hard to make it even a tiny bit ok for Rob, I feel my attempts were futile.

This is for a pretty big pot of mac and cheese:

First I got the water for the noodles going.  I used whole wheat, Eating Right, noodles which take about 12 minutes to cook so I just kept an eye on them the entire time the sauce was cooking. 

For that amazing item, I started by sautéing 1/2 cup of chopped onion in a large pot until they were soft and then tossed in a couple chicken breasts that were cut up into small pieces, a little black pepper and garlic.  When the chicken was fully cooked, it was taken off the stove and placed to the side.  Using the same pot as the chicken was cooked in, heated up 3 tablespoons of butter.  When it melted, 3 tablespoons of whole wheat flour and one clove of minced garlic were added and was stirred constantly until it had a nice paste consistancy.

It was time to slowly add the milk. I used 1 cup of light soy milk, 1/2 cup of cow’s milk and 1 tablespoon of white wine. The soy lowers the carb and fat but the cows milk gives it the taste I love so much. When the milk mixture was hot and starting to thicken up,  I started putting in 1 1/2 cups of 2% cheddar cheese a handful at a time, stirring constantly until the mixture was creamy.  

As soon as the sauce and the noodles were done cooking I added everything, including the chicken, to the big cheesy pot.

So there it is.  Again, i can’t say it was the healthiest meal I’ve ever made but it was freaking fantastic.

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