Tiffany Hilby of Colorado submitted this recipe for our Healthy Eating Contest.
Tiffany Hilby describes her recipe:
I took a traditional family favorite and took out a large portion of fat and calories by removing the butter, substituting whole grain pasta for white pasta, skim milk for whole, and half of the milk for chicken stock. The vitamin content is also boosted by a healthy dose of pumpkin. The amount of cheese was also reduced from a traditional recipe, but without sacrificing flavor because I used sharp instead of medium cheddar.