Recipe Details

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Number of Servings: 6

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Enjoy this great low-fat, guilt-free version of a traditional favorite.

Name: Amount:
uncooked elbow macaroni 1 ea 8
margarine 2 tsp
all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp
fat-free milk 1.50 cup
shredded, reduced-fat cheddar cheese 1.25 cup
salt 0.50 tsp
ground black pepper 0.50 tsp
hot pepper sauce 0.25 tsp
cooking spray 1 ea

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook macaroni according to directions on box, omitting salt. Drain.


In a small nonstick skillet, heat margarine over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 4–5 minutes to create a roux.


In a small saucepan, add milk and bring to a boil; whisk in roux. Reduce to a simmer for 7 minutes.


Add cheese (except reserved 2 tablespoons) to pan and whisk while simmering 2 more minutes. Add salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.


In a large bowl, combine noodles and cheese sauce and mix well.


Coat an 8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread macaroni mixture in dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.


Bake for 15 minutes.

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories 250
Calories from Fat 62
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 18mg
Sodium 444mg
Potassium n/a
Carbohydrates 34g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a
Folic Acid n/a
Dietary Exchange 2 Starch 1 Medium-Fat Meat