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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 245.9
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.8 mg
  • Sodium: 304.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 11.2 g

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Lighter Baked Macaroni and Cheese - Gina's Skinny Recipes

Submitted by: TRAINLADY1107
Lighter Baked Macaroni and Cheese - Gina's Skinny Recipes

Introduction

The original recipe found on http://www.skinnytaste.com/ called for spinach but I left out the spinach you could add 4 cups of baby spinach if you want to The original recipe found on http://www.skinnytaste.com/ called for spinach but I left out the spinach you could add 4 cups of baby spinach if you want to
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    12 oz high fiber elbows like Ronzoni Smart Taste
    1 tbsp butter
    1 tbsp light butter
    1/4 cup flour
    1/4 cup minced onion
    2 cups skim milk
    1 cup fat free chicken broth
    8 oz Sargento 2% reduced fat mild cheddar
    salt and pepper
    1/8 cup grated parmesan
    1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
    Pam butter flavored spray

Directions

Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions.
Spray a baking dish with buttered flavor Pam.
Preheat oven to 375.

In a large, heavy skillet, melt butter. Add flour and cook over low heat stirring with a whisk. Add onion and cook another 2 minutes. Add milk and chicken broth and continue whisking, raising heat to medium-high until it comes to a boil and becomes smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper.

Once it becomes thick, remove from heat, add cheese and mix well until cheese is melted. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, add cooked macaroni and baby spinach. Pour into baking dish. Top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more buttered flavor Pam on top.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, then broil for a few minutes to get the breadcrumbs golden.



Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TRAINLADY1107.






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  • Made this but added the spinach. I did have to add some extra flour mixed with water to get it to thicken. It was very good, my family loved it
    - 2/7/11

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