This delicious dish is a dinner time favorite.This delicious dish is a dinner time favorite.
Recipe Serves: 6
Recipe Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
• 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
• 1 medium tomato
• 1/2 medium green bell pepper
• 1/2 small onion
• 1 tablespoon butter
• 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
• Fresh ground black pepper
• 1 1/4 cups 1% lowfat milk
• 8 ounces lowfat Colby Jack* cheese, shredded
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, dice tomato, green bell pepper and onion. Drain cooked macaroni and add with tomato and green bell pepper. Reserve. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium saucepan, sauté diced onion in butter until translucent. Stir in flour and black pepper. Add milk. Cook until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add cheese and stir until melted. Add macaroni/vegetable mixture to cheese sauce and coat evenly. Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
*Can be substituted for lowfat Cheddar cheese.
Recipe created by Elizabeth Ward, M.S., R.D. and mother of three
Published on Milk Means More - United Dairy Industry of Michigan (http://www.milkmeansmore.org)
This column was printed in the October 17, 2015 - October 31, 2015 edition.