Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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


Submitted by foodexpert21

Makes 8 servings



healthy and hearty mac and cheese..Add spinach for great color.

Recipe Ingredients for Macaroni and Cheese

1/2 lb whole wheat elbow macaroni
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 onion, small and chopped
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
2 cups non fat milk
2 cups fat-free cheddar cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
14 1/2 ounce diced tomatoes, canned and with juice
1/4 cup breadcrumbs, plain

Recipe Directions for Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8 (1 cup) baking dishes with nonstick spray; place on baking sheet.

  2. Cook the macaroni according to package.

  3. Melt 2 t but;ter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the milk. Increase the heat and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, 3-4 minutes. Whisk in the cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Cook, whisking occasionally, until the cheeses melt, about 1 minute.

  4. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in the macaroni and the tomatoes with juice. Divide the mixture among baking dishes. Melt the remaining 1 T butter in small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and cook, stirring constantly, until they are evenly coated, about 1 minute. Sprinkle over the dishes and bake until bubbly and tops are golden, about 25 minutes.

  5. Per Serving: (about 1 cup) 246 Cal, 6 g fat, 4 g sat fat, 0 g trans fat, 20 mg chol, 606 mg sodium, 32 g carb, 5 g fiber, 18 g protein, 401 mg calcium. Points 5.

Categories

First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 197.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
333
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.6g
24%
Saturated Fat
9.6g
48%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Sodium
479mg
20%
Potassium
249mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
32.0g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
6.1g
Protein
15.9g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 35% Iron 9%
* 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
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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