Light Mac N Cheese
Nutrition Highlights: Compared to traditional mac n cheese recipe: 32% less calories, 48% less fat, 49% less cholesterol, 59% less sodium, 20% less carbs, and 199% more fiber.

Makes 4 servings

This lighter version of my original Masterful Mac n Cheese replaces half the quantity of cheese with evaporated skim milk and White or Orange Puree. It has a satisfying and creamy texture, and kids prefer that it's made on the stovetop (like the boxed versions) rather than oven-baked.

White version:

- 4 cups cooked elbows or other small pasta shape (about 1/2 pound dry)
- 1 1/2 cups evaporated skim milk
- 1/4 cup White Puree (see Make-Ahead Recipe #4)
- 4 ounces reduced fat light colored cheese (like white cheddar)
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard (ideally honey mustard; don?t use spicy mustard)

> Mix all together in pot over low heat, mix; add pasta, stir

Yellow version:

Same as above, substituting reduced fat yellow cheddar for white cheddar cheese, and adding 4 teaspoons of Orange Puree

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