Well, this recipe is no Velveeta or EasyMac (thank goodness), it’s better.
If you use a rich enough cheese, hearty wheat noodles, and a dash of mustard, you will not be let down.
In fact, I think you’ll be scurrying to make another bowl.
I’d recommend using a huge mug, like the one I used.
1/3 cup whole-grain pasta
splash of milk (about 1 T or less)
1/4 -1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
dash of Dijon mustard
Optional: 1 cup steamed cauliflower
-In a large mug or other microwave-safe bowl, add in pasta and water. Microwave the pasta on high for about 2 minutes; then stir and microwave for 2 more minutes. Note: The water may overflow in the microwave, so to prevent this, add a little less. Or if you lose too much, add a T or so more.
-If the shells still aren’t soft, repeat microwaving and stirring until they are. Mine were ready after only 4 minutes.
-Drain any excess water very well.
-Mix in cheese, milk, and mustard. You can omit mustard if you like, but I think it gives a really nice flavor. Blend well. If you want to incorporate cauliflower–which is so good for you and so much like a noodle you probably won’t even notice it!–add in steamed cauliflower now and mix.
-Place back in microwave and cook for 1 more minute. Mix again, and serve warm.
I really love cauliflower with my noodles–probably because it’s so similar to noodles that you almost forget it’s a healthy cruciferous vegetable…
So I added in 1/2 cup of cauliflower, too.
Hey, a healthy girl has got to get her vegetables in somehow. I think this is the perfect way to do that, and you don’t have to feel like you’re tricking yourself because it tastes that good!
- Easy Creamy Macaroni (collegiateculinaire.wordpress.com)