I Want You Mac!
Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe (about 1 3/4 cups)
PointsPlus® value 6*
If you want to turn your usual macaroni & cheese into a protein-packed meal that's completely guilt-free, this recipe is just what you need. It's like the delicious love child of a tuna casserole and a bowl of mac 'n cheese...
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
4 1/2 oz. (about 1 1/4 cups) uncooked high-fiber elbow macaroni
3 cups frozen cauliflower florets
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup frozen peas
6 oz. albacore tuna in water (two 3-oz. cans or one 6-oz. pouch), drained and flaked
4 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
3 slices fat-free American cheese
In a medium-large pot, cook pasta per package instructions, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, place cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave for 3 minutes. Uncover and stir. Re-cover and microwave for 2 - 3 minutes, until hot. Drain excess liquid. Roughly chop cauliflower, return to the bowl, and cover to keep warm.
Drain pasta, add to the large bowl, and re-cover to keep warm.
Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and sprinkle with salt. Cook and stir until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add peas and cook and stir until hot, about 2 minutes.
Transfer cooked mushrooms and peas to the large bowl. Add tuna, and mix thoroughly.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine cheese wedges and cheese slices, breaking them into pieces. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well. Microwave for another 30 seconds, or until cheeses have melted. Stir well, and add mixture to the large bowl.
Thoroughly stir to coat. If needed, microwave until hot. Enjoy!
MAKES 4 SERVINGS