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I tried a different version of the traditional Mac and cheese here. I used cream cheese instead of butter and low-fat feta instead of cheddar to save some calories. It’s super simple and quick
What you need
1/2 lb dry Maccaroni
6 oz (flavoured) cream cheese
6 oz (low-fat) Feta
The advantages of feta and cream cheese are obvious. Low fat feta often tastes as good as the full fat version but contains only 20% fat(roughly 40% in cheddar) and cream cheese contains only 20% fat too compared to 80% in butter.
I took flavoured cream cheese here. I would recommend one that is goat or sheep milk flavoured because it works well with the feta cheese, but every kind of flavour works. For the one in the picture I took a tomato ricotta flavoured one and another time I took a TexMex flavour. That was an interesting combination, but I liked it. You can take plain cream cheese and add the herbs yourself too.
Preheat oven to 350 °F. Boil Maccaroni until they are al dente. Drain off water and place into a casserole dish.
Heat cream cheese in the same saucepan you just did the noodles. Takes about 2 min. Add 1 – tbsp of water and stir well. Pour cream cheese mix on top of the noodles and stir. Crumble about half of the feta on top and stir again. Crumble the rest of the feta on top and bake for 40 – 45 min.