Yellow Split Pea Cheesy Pasta

This gooey, cheesy version of mac and cheese gets a boost of fiber and protein from yellow split peas.

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Serves8 (1 cup each )
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Rinse the yellow split peas. Bring 2 cups of broth and 1 cup of water to a boil in a large pot. Add the yellow split peas and cook for 50-60 minutes or until very tender. Drain excess liquid and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium high heat; add the onions and sauté for 5-8 minutes or until the onions are very soft and fragrant. Transfer the butter and onions to a blender with the yellow split peas, add 1/2 cup broth, and yogurt. Puree until smooth.
  4. Transfer the sauce back to a pot on the stove over medium low heat. Add the cheese and stir until melted. Add the pasta and stir until combined; season with salt, thyme, and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Yellow Split Pea Cheesy Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 425 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 347mg 14%
Potassium 453mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 6g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 1%
Vitamin D0%
Calcium 13%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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