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
1:

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

2:

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

3:

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

4:

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

5:

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

6:

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

7:

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