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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 janarosiepop

Makes 7 servings



This is a healthy way to make mac and cheese, found it on Dr. Oz website

Recipe Ingredients for Healthy Mac and Cheese

1/2 pound elbow macaroni
2 tbsps butter
2 tbsps whole wheat or all-purpose flour
1 cup plain soy milk, at room temperature
4 ounces low-fat American cheese, cubed
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
6 ounces soft tofu
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp ground paprika

Recipe Directions for Healthy Mac and Cheese

Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat an 11x7 baking dish with cooking spray. Prepare the macaroni according to package directions. Drain and place in the prepared baking dish. Stir in tablespoon of the butter and toss to coat the macaroni. Melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Increase the heat to high and whisk in the soy milk, stirring constantly. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sauce is somewhat smooth and thick. Reduce the heat to low. Add the American and cheddar cheeses, and tofu. Cook, stirring sauce for 6-8 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted. The tofu will not completely dissolve and there will be lumps. Don't worry, it will all smooth out during the baking process. Stir in the salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg. Pour the sauce mixture over the cooked pasta and mix well. Stir in cup of the Parmesan and smooth out the top of the casserole. Sprinkle the remaining Parmesan cheese and paprika on top. Bake for 30 minutes or until the casserole is bubbling and top begins to brown.
Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 137.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
341
Calories from Fat
147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.3g
25%
Saturated Fat
9.0g
45%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Sodium
686mg
29%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
30.9g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.6g
6%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
17.8g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 35% Iron 11%
* 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 selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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