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Low Fat Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by italiana87

Makes 6 servings



Macaroni and cheese is perhaps the ultimate in comfort foods, but if you use regular cheese, butter for a roux and whole milk, that's an awful lot of fat calories. Here's a low fat macaroni and cheese that dispenses with the butter and substitutes reduced-fat cheese and nonfat milk for their full-fat counterparts.

Recipe Ingredients for Low Fat Macaroni & Cheese

12 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
2 1/2 tbsp flour
2 cups nonfat milk
1 1/4 cups cheese, cheddar, lowfat
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Freshly ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Low Fat Macaroni & Cheese

  1. Cook Time: 15 minutes

  2. Preparation:

  3. Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package. While pasta is cooking, place flour in a medium saucepan and gradually whisk in milk. Heat the milk and flour on medium and bring to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Reduce heat and allow to simmer until the milk begins to thicken. Stir in cheese and mustard, and stir until cheese melts. Toss drained pasta and sauce in a large bowl. Add freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately.

  4. Serves 4-6

Categories

Main Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 166.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
345
Calories from Fat
79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.8g
14%
Saturated Fat
5.2g
26%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Sodium
193mg
8%
Potassium
282mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
49.2g
16%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
5.8g
Protein
16.4g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 28% 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
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in thiamin
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