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Mexican Style Mac & Cheese

Mexican Style Mac & Cheese (adapted from https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/recipe/mexican-style-mac-cheese/590258d8f92787746caa6378)

Ingredients

2 cups pasta (shells or twist) I prefer Mueller’s Hidden Veggie Pasta

2 tsp unsalted butter

2 Tbsp all-purpose flour

1 ½ cups skim milk

4 tbsp Fat Free cream cheese spread

½ tsp table salt

¼ tsp black pepper

½ cup reduced Fat Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese

Instructions

Cook pasta according to package directions, reserving 1/2 cup hot pasta water prior to draining. Set aside pasta to cool.

Heat reserved water, milk and butter in a small pot over medium heat. As butter melts, stir in salt, pepper and flour whisk until fully incorporated and a light brown color, about 3 minutes. Whisk in cream cheese and Mexican cheese (I reserve a little to sprinkle on top after its plated) continuously until melted.

Add pasta to the cheese sauce and stir over low heat until pasta is coated. Remove from heat and let thicken for about 5 minutes before serving.

Yield:

4 servings, 8 Freestyle Smart Points per serving

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