Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by christinavt

Makes 6 servings



Evaporated skim milk and low-fat cheeses make this a healthier version of an old favorite. From the American Diabetes Association. evaporated fat-free milk, low-fat cottage cheese, part-skim ricotta cheese, low-fat cheddar cheese, nutmeg, Parmesan cheese, dry bread crumbs, elbow macaroni cvt

Recipe Ingredients for Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese

3/4 cup evaporated fat-free milk (1097)
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese (87262)
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese (1168)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch fresh ground pepper
1 salt to taste
1 tsp Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp dry bread crumbs
6 ounces dry elbow macaroni, to make 1 pound cooked

Recipe Directions for Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the milk in a saucepan over low heat. Add the cheeses until they melt, stirring constantly.

  2. Stir in the nutmeg, pepper, and salt. Remove the cheese sauce from the heat, Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce and mix well.

  3. Pour the mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Bake the casserole for 15-20 minutes until bubbly and the top is browned.

Categories

Cheese, Pasta, Main Dish, American, Bake, Vegetarian, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 130.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
212
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
281mg
12%
Potassium
188mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
27.9g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
5.3g
Protein
16.2g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 23% Iron 7%
* 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
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in calcium
  • High in selenium
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