Dinner Tonight: Quick and Healthy Menus in 45 Minutes (or Less)

These recipes, paired with simple sides, can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. Check back for additional recipes around the beginning of each month.

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Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe
Photo: John Autry

Baked Mac and Cheese

Time: 40 minutes

Great Technique: Blending the cottage cheese creates a smooth, silky sauce.

Serve with Spinach Salad: Combine 8 cups baby spinach, 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes, and ¾ cup vertically sliced red onion in a large bowl. Combine ¼ cup white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Pour over spinach mixture; toss gently to combine. Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup). CALORIES 69; FAT 4.6g (sat 0.6g); SODIUM 104mg

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