Secret Macaroni and Cheese

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If you prefer, combine the cooked macaroni and sauce in a casserole dish and bake at 400°F until the top is golden brown and crusty, 20 to 30 minutes.

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. dried elbow macaroni or other short pasta (3 cups)
  • 12.3-oz. pkg. soft silken tofu
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed shredded cheddar cheese or cheddar-American blend (6 oz.)
  • 2 Tbs. natural margarine, soy margarine or whipped butter

Preparation

  1. Bring large pot of water to a boil. Add macaroni; stir to prevent sticking. Cook until just tender, about 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, puree tofu until completely smooth. Transfer to medium saucepan and add cheese and margarine. Place over low heat and slowly bring to a gentle simmer, stirring often. Cook until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  3. In large bowl, combine cooked macaroni and cheese sauce and stir to blend. Season with salt to taste and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 6 kid-size servings
  • Calories: 374
  • Carbohydrate Content: 43 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 30 mg
  • Fat Content: 14 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 7 g
  • Sodium Content: 244 mg