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Somewhat Healthy Mac and Cheese (based off a Real Simple Recipe)
1/2 box whole wheat elbow pasta
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1/2 brick low fat cream cheese
1/2 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1 tablespooon thyme
1 handful fresh parsley, chopped
dash of nutmeg
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
4 pieces of pancetta, cooked and chopped
1 cup breadcrumbs
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 425. Cook pasta according to directions on the box in a stock pot, when adding the pasta, add the chopped cauliflower then drain when cooked.
Meanwhile, heat the butter on medium heat and add the garlic and brown it. Then add the rest of the ingredients except for the pancetta and breadcrumbs. When the sauce is smooth, combine with the pasta and cauliflower and add the pancetta in a baking dish. Put the bread crumbs on top. Put the baking dish in the oven for 15 minutes.