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The Weeknight One-Dish Pasta
Pretty much everybody loves ooey-gooey boxed mac 'n' cheese, and it can be a lifesaver when you have approximately 12 minutes to get dinner on the table. But one serving can leave you hungry an hour or two later. Adding vegetables and meat is a simple way to amp up the dish, and you can keep it light by using steamed and lean ones.
Make it: Start with a reduced-fat version of mac 'n' cheese, which usually has you use skim or 1 percent milk. While the macaroni is cooking, steam a cup of small broccoli florets until crisp-tender (about 8 minutes). Once you've incorporated the cheese mixture into the pasta, gently stir in the broccoli and 3/4 cup diced lean ham.