Mac & Not Cheese

I don’t know about you but I absolutely LOVE all comfort foods. I am talking french fries, cereal,  milk shakes, and of course mac & cheese. However, since I try to eat healthy, I normally don’t allow myself to indulge in these items all that often. And when I want them I try to create “healthified” versions. Recently, I have been really craving Mac & Cheese. Sometimes when I try and recreate an unhealthy meal I eat it and feel unsatisfied. Not this time! This Mac & Not Cheese is amazing!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Mac & No Cheese
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Ingredients
  • 1 Package Miracle or Shirataki Noodles (can also use spaghetti squash spaghetti, or regular pasta)
  • ¼ cup low fat cottage cheese (TO MAKE VEGAN: Use soft tofu instead)
  • ⅛ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
  • ⅛ teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 4 oz or 2 pieces of chopped kabocha squash (no skin)
  • ⅛ cup Raw Cashews (or chopped chicken)
Instructions
  1. Make pasta according to instructions.
  2. Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor or blender - except the cashews- and mix with the hot pasta.
  3. The sauce will get all melty and amazing!
  4. Then top with cashews or chicken.
Notes
If you want this to completely non-dairy substitute soft tofu in place of cottage cheese

There will most likely be extra sauce. I like to save it for another meal or you can make your pasta extra saucy!

These are all approximations! I add more or less over everything to taste.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1-2