Healthy Macaroni Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by cjp_princess

Makes 4 servings



Yes, it does exist and you don't even have to bake it!

Recipe Ingredients for Healthy Macaroni Cheese

220 g pasta, whole-wheat elbow noodles
280 g brocolli,
400 ml skimmed milk, divided into 230g and 170g
40 g flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
170 g Cheddar cheese, extra strong grated
50 g Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Recipe Directions for Healthy Macaroni Cheese

  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. 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. 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 287.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
479
Calories from Fat
175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.4g
30%
Saturated Fat
11.4g
57%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
96mg
32%
Sodium
958mg
40%
Potassium
379mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
49.0g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
1.4g
Protein
27.3g
Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 76%
Calcium 48% Iron 18%
* 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
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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