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Light Mac and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by jenhol32

Makes 4 servings



Mac and Cheese from Self Magazine

Recipe Ingredients for Light Mac and Cheese

8 oz uncooked elbow macaroni (or whole-wheat pasta for an added 3.5 g fiber per serving)
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cups skim milk
1/2 tablespoon light butter (stick or tub)
4 oz reduced-fat shredded cheddar
1 1/2 oz Velveeta Light cheese, cut into thin strips
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs

Recipe Directions for Light Mac and Cheese

Preheat oven to 400F. Boil macaroni until tender but firm. While pasta cooks, whisk together flour and 1/2 cup milk in a small bowl. Pour remaining 1 1/2 cups milk into a large saucepan and heat over low. Once milk is slightly warmed, turn heat to medium-low and add flour and milk mixture, stirring constantly until thick. Reduce heat slightly and add butter, cheeses, and pepper. Cook until smooth, about 5 minutes. Drain macaroni, then combine with cheese mixture, stirring thoroughly. Pour into a square baking dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs lightly and evenly on top and bake 30 to 35 minutes. Serve immediately.
Categories

Pasta, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 164.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.7g
15%
Saturated Fat
5.4g
27%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
490mg
20%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
51.9g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
5.7g
Protein
19.4g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 56% Iron 12%
* 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
  • High in thiamin
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