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Low Fat Macaroni And Cheese

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Ingredients
  Uncooked macaroni 8 Ounce
  Fat free reduced sodium chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Shallot 1 , finely minced
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon, mixed with 2 tablespoons water
  Dry mustard 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese 7 Ounce, divided (1 3/4 Cups, Mild)
  Non fat ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Minced fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Follow package direction to cook macaroni, without salt. Drain water and place aside.

MAKING
2) Use a medium saucepan to combine chicken broth and shallot.
3) Place the saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil.
4) Recue heat to low, cover with a lid and simmer 5 minutes.
5) Sprinkle flour mixture and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
6) Season with mustard, pepper, 1 cup Cheddar cheese and ricotta cheese.
7) Continue stirring until cheeses are completely melted.
8) Fold in cooked pasta and combine thoroughly.
9) Remove from heat and spread remaining 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese and parsley, if desired.

SERVING
10) Garnish with fresh parsley sprigs before serving hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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