Reduced-Guilt Macaroni & Cheese
(adapted from Le Corden Bleu's Complete Cooking Step-by-Step)
250g elbow macaroni
375g low fat cottage cheese
2 tbsp plain flour
375ml skim milk
75g mature cheddar cheese, grated
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
30g Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Cook macaroni as per packet instructions, but do not add salt to the boiling water. Drain macaroni well. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Either prepare a casserole dish or individual serve bowls or cups by spraying with non-stick cooking spray. Fill dish/dishes with macaroni.
Pour cheese sauce over the macaroni. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and preheat your grill in the meantime. Sprinkle parmesan on top and place macaroni on the closest position in your oven to the grill, heat for 2-3 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbling.