Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Looking for an easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe? Learn how to make Baked Macaroni and Cheese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by momarie7402

Makes 8 servings



A much lighter version of one of my favorite homemade dishes!

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Macaroni and Cheese

2 sprays cooking spray
12 oz uncooked pasta
10 oz broccoli florets
1 tsp butter
1/3 cup bread crumbs
3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, divided
2 1/2 cup fat-free skim milk
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup onion diced
1 cup low fat cheddar cheese
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

Recipe Directions for Baked Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a shallow 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water according to package directions, adding broccoli to water 3 minutes before pasta will be done; drain pasta and broccoli and return to pot.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add bread crumbs and cook, stirring often, until light golden, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer crumbs to a small bowl; stir in 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and set aside.

  4. In same saucepan (wipe clean if necessary), whisk together milk and flour until blended; add onion. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat and whisk in cheddar cheese, mustard, salt, pepper and remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Pour over cooked, drained pasta and broccoli; toss to mix and coat.

  6. Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle top evenly with bread crumbs. Bake until bubbly at edges, about 20 to 25 minutes. Divide into 8 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.

Categories

Cheese, Pasta, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 191.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
241
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.6g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.5g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
37mg
12%
Sodium
660mg
27%
Potassium
227mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
38.0g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
5.4g
Protein
14.0g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 55%
Calcium 21% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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