I don’t know about you, but one of the comfort foods I miss the most is creamy mac and cheese! I came up with this recipe, and it was a hit with my hubby and son. Hope you give it a try!
(1) 8 oz. package of gluten free Quinoa pasta
½ cup 2% low-fat cottage cheese
½ cup low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
½ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. ground mustard
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. half and half
¼ cup of cooked pasta water
Follow the box instructions for cooking your quinoa pasta. Reserve ¼ cup of the cooked pasta water for the cheese sauce. Add the cottage cheese, mozzarella, sharp cheddar, sea salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard, cayenne pepper and half and half to a blender and blend until smooth. Heat a small sauce pan on medium low heat and add the cheese sauce. Stir frequently until it looks nice and melted. Add the pasta water and continue stirring. After the pasta is drained, add the melted cheese mixture and stir until well combined. Now it’s ready to serve!