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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by lckinney

Makes 4 servings



Lower fat Mac and Cheese recipe from pinterest

Recipe Ingredients for Macaroni and Cheese

8 oz Elbow Macaroni
16 oz 1% Low Fat Milk
0.5 tsp Mustard Powder
1 tsp Salt
8 oz 2% Milk Reduced Fat Mild Cheddar

Recipe Directions for Macaroni and Cheese

  1. 1. Place raw elbow macaroni in colander and quickly rinse under water. Let drain.

  2. 2. In medium sauce pan (about 3.5 qt), add milk, raw elbow macaroni, salt, butter, mustard powder and nutmeg.

  3. 3. On medium heat, slowly bring milk/macaroni mixture to a simmer, stirring the macaroni frequently as it comes up to a simmer. This will separate macaroni and keep them from sticking together. DO NOT LEAVE THE STOVE! The milk mixture will come to a boil very quickly and leaving it unattended will leave a big mess on your stove stop.

  4. 4. Once mixture comes to a simmer, immediately turn down heat to LOW. Macaroni will slowly cook in the milk. Having your heat too high will evaporate the milk too quickly!

  5. 5. Continue to stir the mixture frequently so that macaroni will cook evenly and absorb milk evenly. If you don't stir your mixture frequently, you will get a big clump of macaroni in the end! Stir, stir stir!

  6. 6. Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until milk has been fully absorbed.

  7. **If macaroni is not cooked fully, add a little more milk or water to mixture ( in small amounts) until macaroni is fully cooked. This will take about another 5 minutes.

  8. 7. When milk has evaporated, stir in grated cheese of your choice. Stir the cheese evenly into the macaroni.

  9. 8. Turn off heat. Place lid on top of pan and cover for about 5 minutes. This rest period will allow macaroni to plump up and absorb any excess milk.

  10. 9. Take a final taste and add additional salt to taste. Before serving, stir one final time to mix everything together.

  11. Serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 228.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
424
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.4g
22%
Saturated Fat
7.8g
39%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
1117mg
47%
Potassium
189mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
50.2g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
7.7g
Protein
25.0g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 95% Iron 10%
* 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
58% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Very high in calcium
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
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