Carroty Mac and Cheese

Carroty Mac and Cheese
Servings: 6 Yield: servings Prep 15 mins Cook 7 mins Bake 375°F 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat macaroni
  • 2 1/2 cups coarsely grated carrots (about 8 small)
  • 2 1/2 cups grated reduced-fat sharp cheddar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees . Arrange a rack in top third of oven. Grease an 8-inch-square or 2-quart oval baking pan.

2. Cook macaroni as per package directions (about 7 minutes) in a large pot of salted boiling water. Add carrots 1 minute before pasta is finished cooking; drain well in a fine-mesh strainer.

3. While pasta is hot, stir in all but 1/2 cup of the cheddar and the butter. In a bowl, whisk sour cream, milk, eggs, salt, mustard powder and pepper. Fold mixture into pasta.

4. Scrape mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheddar and the Parmesan over the top. Bake at 375 degrees until firm to touch and golden-brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 410, Fat, total (g): 21, chol. (mg): 155, sat. fat (g): 12, carb. (g): 34, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 23, sodium (mg): 810, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.