Healthy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by aeriede22

Makes 8 servings



A lighter version of a creamy classic!

Recipe Ingredients for Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

1 lb elbow macaroni
20 ounces winter squash
2 cups skim milk
6 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 375.

  2. Coat a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.

  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  4. Add the macaroni and cook until tender but firm, about 5 to 8 minutes.

  5. Drain the macaroni and transfer to a large bowl.

  6. Place the frozen squash and milk into a large saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally and breaking up the squash with a spoon until defrosted.

  7. Turn the heat up to medium and cook until the mixture is almost simmering, stirring occasionally.

  8. Remove the pan from heat and stir in the cheeses (except the parmesan), salt, mustard, and cayenne pepper.

  9. Pour the cheese mixture over the macaroni and stir to combine.

  10. Transfer macaroni and cheese to the baking dish.

  11. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, and oil in a small bowl.

  12. Sprinkle over the top of the macaroni and cheese.

  13. Bake for 20 minutes, and broil for 3 minutes so the top is crisp and nicely browned.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 231.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
396
Calories from Fat
104
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.5g
18%
Saturated Fat
5.9g
30%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Sodium
505mg
21%
Potassium
516mg
15%
Total Carbohydrates
55.2g
18%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
17.8g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 33% Iron 15%
* 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 selenium
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