You may have noticed by now that I love pasta dishes. Pasta itself can be higher in calories. I definitely don’t advocate high calorie dishes on my blog. So, I like to pair pasta with lower calorie sauces. It is so easy to make low calorie sauces that are rich in flavors. This way you have a hearty pasta and a flavorful, low calorie sauce that doesn’t make you feel guilty for eating a hearty dish.
Sometimes I have to admit that I get bored with very simple recipes. I’m not saying they aren’t delicious in their own right, but occasionally I get bored and feel the need to jazz up my recipes. So, you may know I love Mexican food, in particular enchiladas. I usually order cheese enchiladas from any Mexican restaurant I go to. I also have a recipe on here for Skinny Cheese Enchiladas. Don’t get me wrong, I love cheese enchiladas. But even Samuel and I agree that sometimes those get boring.
In my Skinny Cheese Enchiladas recipe, I discuss my love for cheese. I have no shame for my feelings towards cheese. I believe cheese makes almost anything tastier. Well, as you can imagine, I love incorporating cheese where I can in my recipes. There is one fault with cheese. Yes, I know, how can cheese have a fault? Calories. Most cheeses are high in calories. To combat this, I like using very strong cheeses so I don’t have to use as much. This brings me to today’s recipe: Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese.