Main Dishes

Mac ‘n Cheese For Grown-Ups

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This is a healthy one-dish-meal recipe of “macaroni and cheese” that grown-ups can actually enjoy with their kids. Lightly steamed vegetables and seasoned tofu are added to whole grain pasta and stirred into a highly flavorful sharp cheddar cheese sauce. I got the idea for this recipe from the delicious “Country Cheddar” Amy’s Bowl. Sometimes I get these Amy’s Bowls on sale for quick meals that I can pull out of the freezer if I’m in a pinch. Amy’s products are all natural, organic, and tast

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12 oz firm tofu

1 Tbsp oil

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

8 oz whole wheat rotini pasta

1 medium potato, cut into small cubes (1/2” or smaller)

2 cups broccoli florets, cut into small florets

1 red bell pepper, sliced into 1/2” x 2” strips

1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks or very thin slices (I use a mandolin slicer)



Sauce:

1 cup milk (fat content doesn’t matter)

1 1/2 tsp onion powder

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 1/2 tsp ground mustard

1 Tbsp flour

8-10 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
PREPARE TOFU: Prepare the tofu by first draining out the water it is packaged in and then pressing out some more water by placing the brick between a few layers of paper towels and pressing down on it. ...
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Nutritions

Calories
475

Sodium
982mg
40% DV

Fat
20g
31% DV

Protein
26g
53% DV

Carbs
47g
16% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV