Friday, November 27, 2009

Keepin' It Hot - A Mac Attack contestant shares his recipe and food warming secret

Charles Rosenberg, a fellow food blogger and Mac Attack contestant, gives us the lowdown on the Fissler CookStar Induction Pro heating device he employed to keep his Mac Attack entry, Felicia's Mother's Macaroni and Cheese, piping warm all evening. Critics found this mac and cheese satisfying though a little less cheesy than desired. Made with yogurt and reduced fat cream cheese, this one is filed under "healthy version" so if you're trying to watch your waistline, give it a whirl.

Felecia’s mother’s macaroni and cheese

1 T mustard (optional)
1 cup low fat plain yogurt
2 T reduced fat cream cheese (American Neufchatel)
1.5 cups shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup plus 2 T shredded Parmesan cheese
1.5 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni (cooked seven minutes)

Stir all ingredients into hot cooked macaroni
Pour in casserole and sprinkle with 2 T Parmesan
Bake uncovered in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until lightly browned
Makes 4 to 6 servings