Dressed Up Mac N Cheese
By Sue Serves 3
This recipe was developed to help people going through treatment for cancer. It is high in calories and protein which many cancer patients require to keep up their energy.
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- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ½ cup tofu, diced
- 1 (5½-ounce) box macaroni and cheese mix
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons ranch salad dressing
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed and drained or
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
You may also need:
A Pot, Spoon
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add macaroni from package and cook according to package directions until al dente. Drain macaroni and return to pot.
In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add tofu and toss with butter to coat. Stir in powdered mix from package. Add butter, milk, salad dressing, and veggies. Stir until sauce is creamy and mixture is hot. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
I'm kind of a bean man myself. I bet substituting black beans would give the same protein as tofu without the heavy price tag and tricky ingredient.
This looks so good. Now the noodles have little friends they are usually so lonely.
That's so funny Katherine. What a great thing to say to your kids to get them to eat their vegetables.
Is there a brand of Mac n' Cheese you recommend that isn't super high in sodium? I know Kraft is loaded with it.
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