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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 234.2
  • Total Fat 6.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol 24.2 mg
  • Sodium 1,060.5 mg
  • Potassium 267.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 28.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
  • Sugars 4.8 g
  • Protein 15.4 g
  • Vitamin A 11.0 %
  • Vitamin B-12 2.0 %
  • Vitamin B-6 1.9 %
  • Vitamin C 0.6 %
  • Vitamin D 0.0 %
  • Vitamin E 0.2 %
  • Calcium 36.6 %
  • Copper 3.6 %
  • Folate 12.6 %
  • Iron 6.0 %
  • Magnesium 4.0 %
  • Manganese 10.0 %
  • Niacin 6.0 %
  • Pantothenic Acid 1.8 %
  • Phosphorus 64.3 %
  • Riboflavin 28.1 %
  • Selenium 22.3 %
  • Thiamin 10.3 %
  • Zinc 12.6 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Calories in Macaroni and Cheese

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Calories per Ingredient

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Calories per serving of Macaroni and Cheese

124 calories of Velveeta Light Cheese Product, (2 oz)

99 calories of Macaroni, enriched, (0.50 cup elbow shaped)

11 calories of Milk, nonfat, (0.13 cup)

0 calories of Salt, (1 dash)


Nutrition & Calorie Comments  

more than triple salt per serving guidelines Submitted by:
GETSALONG

(2/17/13)
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This looks horrible! Velveeta cheese is not even a food. I mean it's really bad for you, just read the ingredients. The sodium alone on this thing should get it thrown out. Also, these instructions are not going to produce anything like decent mac & cheese. Submitted by:
RUBYVANILLA

(1/6/12)
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I am sorry, but this is not too healthy, b/c look at the sodium! HOLY CRAP! it's filled! Don't add salt people! Submitted by:
HGRANT720

(2/25/11)
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quick and easy but too high in sodium, switch the velveeta for some reduced fat cheddar. Submitted by:
DKELLEY35

(2/25/11)
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I love this style of mac & cheese when I was younger, but I have had some other more creative versions that are more flavorful.
And a lot less salty.
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KATBOXJANITOR

(2/23/11)
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would prefer something with alot less sodium :( Submitted by:
DELISHA4

(2/23/11)
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I can't wait to make this...i never knew there was a low fat way to make it TYTYTYTYTY Submitted by:
CATCRAZYGAL

(2/23/11)
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It may be tasty but sodium is way too high and even with the low fat cheese not very low in calories. I'll pass on this one. Submitted by:
KCOUSIN1

(2/23/11)
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WAY too much sodium! Submitted by:
TIPYRAIN

(2/23/11)
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I used half velveeta and half low-fat shredded cheddar. Was very good. Submitted by:
JANGENA

(2/23/11)
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too high in salt, unappealing sticky texture, no one in my family liked this. Submitted by:
VIATORNINA

(2/23/11)
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I can't believe that a recipe with this much sodium per serving would be listed on Spark People. Submitted by:
TRAVELINGTRISH

(2/23/11)
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This was absolutely perfect! However, upon looking at the nutritional info, I thought it was iffy so I put it into the calculator the same way they did, except input the entire recipe instead of by serving (which is what SparkPeople did) and came out with: 325.7 calories, 6.9 fat and 859.6 sodium. Submitted by:
SHESTOUGH

(11/27/10)
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I used whole wheat pasta, fat free shredded cheddar and added some salsa to spice it up! Very good! Submitted by:
YUBARI8

(2/17/09)
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Love Mac and Cheese and Velveeta, will make up for the sodium and calories with Vegetables (fresh). Submitted by:
PAME47@AOL.COM

(2/16/09)
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I love this kind, and easy to make. I won't need to add any extra salt, because the velveeta has enough in it. Submitted by:
SHARON_AHAUS

(2/15/09)
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I use a sharp dhessar or colby cheese and I also like to put in some ham chuncks once in a while. There is not as much sodium this way. Boil the ham to get most of the juice out first, reducing the sodium. Submitted by:
PATIOSTONEY

(2/15/09)
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Very good ... everyone in the family loved it.
Processed cheese nazis? BLEHH!!!! Veleveeta is PERFECT for this kind of dish.
Sodium haters? We are NOT ALL RESTRICED IN SODIUM.
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SPINNYBOO

(2/15/09)
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way to much sodium. Not good for the heart. Submitted by:
KHEAL1

(2/15/09)
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I love mac and cheese, so I wont make this cause I would want to eat too much. Plus I dont need to sodium. Sounds good though. If you can eat it .. enjoy ! Submitted by:
GOURDIAC

(2/15/09)
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Ahhh... in days gone by when I used to be able to eat such high amounts of Sodium this would have been HEAVEN! My addition to the recipe (not low fat though) was to add 1 C Sour Cream to the mix to make it even creamier. Oooh-Ahhh! And if you're feeling wild that day, some Rotel isn't bad either. Submitted by:
SPARKLE72023

(2/15/09)
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This is the mac and cheese I grew up on. Total comfort food and protein too! We love it and tho it may be a bit high in sodium, the boxed alternative is much higher. Go for it! Submitted by:
LORRIBECKER1

(2/15/09)
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This recipe is simple to make and tastes great!! Much better than any frozen low calorie Mac and Cheese I have ever tasted. Submitted by:
PMB0602

(8/20/08)
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MM Good. High in sodium though. Submitted by:
MARSHA48

(8/4/08)
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Way too high in sodium. I've always been going to try this with Swiss cheese since it's a lot lower in sodium. Submitted by:
GRAMMAFROMMT

(8/1/08)
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Sounds like recipe makes at least 4 cups. A one cup serving is very generous. Why not eat 1/2 cup and cut the nutritional info in half? Submitted by:
CAROLJ35

(8/1/08)
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this was very good. will make again. love the nutritional information. Submitted by:
6FLAGS

(7/23/08)
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I will try this using whole wheat pasta and ff or lf real cheese. to reduce sodium and punch up fiber. Also, adding veg and maybe tuna for a complete dinner. Thank you :>) Submitted by:
MOMTRIM

(7/22/08)
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I thought this was simple and easy and good. I added some tuna fish so I could get a nice dose of protein. Submitted by:
HOLLIE704

(2/5/08)
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I've been making mac 'n' cheese this way forever, but I add a can of condensed cream of mushroom (healthy choice/select) to stretch it farther and lower the per-serving sodium. Use as a side (1/2 serving) to avoid the sodium. Wonderful with salmon patties. Thanks for sharing and reminding me! Submitted by:
TOBICAE

(2/2/08)
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