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Makeover Slow-Cooked Mac 'n' Cheese

 Makeover Slow-Cooked Mac 'n' Cheese
Slow-Cooked Mac 'n' Cheese: the words alone are enough to make most mouths water. Shelby Molina's recipe is a clear example of comfort food at it's finest; it's rich, hearty and extra-cheesy. And because it's made in the slow cooker, it's also extremely easy.
9 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 can (12 ounces) reduced-fat evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in
  • cold water. In a large bowl, combine the evaporated milk, milk, egg
  • substitute and butter. Stir in the process cheese, 1-1/2 cups sharp
  • cheddar cheese and macaroni.
  • Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Cover and
  • cook on low for 2-3 hours or until center is set, stirring once.
  • Sprinkle with remaining sharp cheddar cheese. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 300 calories, 12 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 647 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat.

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Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.