Healthi(er) Quinoa Mac and Cheese
A healthier way to indulge in mac and cheese using quinoa in place of pasta.
Christine | Mid-Life Croissant
cooked according to package instructions
I've only ever used whole for its creaminess
lowfat cottage cheese
fontina or gouda, grated
crushed brown butter croutons
or panko bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly oil a baking or casserole dish (I use a 9x9 square ceramic dish.)
Combine milk and cottage cheese in a food processor until smooth and foamy.
In a large pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add tapioca starch and whisk until combined and roux starts to darken a little.
Add milk and cottage cheese mixture. Whisk to combine.
Add grated cheese little by little until completely melted.
Remove from heat and add quinoa. Mix well.
Pour into baking dish.
with crushed brown butter croutons
(or bread crumbs.)
Bake for 15 minutes.