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Healthy Mac and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by jtolley

Makes 4 servings



8 ounces whole-wheat elbow noodles (2 cups) 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli 1 3/4 cups low-fat milk, divided 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 3/4 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Recipe Ingredients for Healthy Mac and Cheese

8 ounces noodles (2 cups)
10 ounce frozen chopped broccoli
1 3/4 cups milk, divided
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
3/4 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Recipe Directions for Healthy Mac and Cheese

  1. 1.Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta for 4 minutes. Add frozen broccoli and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the pasta and broccoli are just tender, 4 to 5 minutes more.

  2. 2.Meanwhile, heat 1 1/2 cups milk in another large pot over medium-high heat until just simmering. Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup milk, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl until combined. Add the flour mixture to the simmering milk; return to a simmer and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in Cheddar, Parmesan and mustard until the cheese is melted.

  3. 3.Drain the pasta and broccoli and add to the cheese sauce. Return to the heat and cook, stirring, over medium-low heat, until heated through, about 1 minute.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 270.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
288
Calories from Fat
111
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.3g
19%
Saturated Fat
7.2g
36%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
53mg
18%
Sodium
587mg
24%
Potassium
325mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
28.5g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3.1g
12%
Sugars
7.0g
Protein
16.7g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 38% Iron 10%
* 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 calcium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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