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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 358.7
  • Total Fat: 9.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.6 mg
  • Sodium: 353.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 53.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 15.7 g

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MAC 'N' CHEESE

Submitted by: TABBYKAT75
MAC 'N' CHEESE

Introduction

Although this dish is lower in fat due to the skim milk and reduced-fat cheese, you’ll love it so much, you may never resort to the fluorescent-orange boxed stuff again Although this dish is lower in fat due to the skim milk and reduced-fat cheese, you’ll love it so much, you may never resort to the fluorescent-orange boxed stuff again
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    16 oz uncooked elbow macaroni (or whole-wheat pasta for an added 3.5 g fiber per serving)
    3 tbsp all-purpose flour
    2 cups skim milk
    1 tbsp light butter (stick or tub)
    8 oz reduced-fat (33 percent) shredded cheddar
    3 oz Velveeta Light cheese, cut into thin strips
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    3 tbsp seasoned breadcrumbs

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°. Boil macaroni until tender but firm. While pasta cooks, whisk together flour and 1/2 cup milk in a small bowl. Pour remaining 1 1/2 cups milk into a large saucepan and heat over low. Once milk is slightly warmed, turn heat to medium-low and add flour and milk mixture, stirring constantly until thick. Reduce heat slightly and add butter, cheeses and pepper. Cook until smooth, about 5 minutes. Drain macaroni, then combine with cheese mixture, stirring thoroughly. Pour into a 13" x 9" baking dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs lightly and evenly on top and bake 30 to 35 minutes. Serve immediately.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TABBYKAT75.






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to give this one a try, but I'll use Dreamfields pasta...for anyone having to watch their sugars, Dreamfields has little to no effect on MOST people's sugar. - 1/28/09

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  • yummy! - 7/11/12

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  • This is my go to mac n cheese recipe, no more box. We don't like it baked cause it gets too dry. Experiment with different cheese. Really nice and creamy and we don't miss the sodium and fat, that's how good it is. Thank You!!!! - 1/18/12

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  • Delicious! - 9/29/10

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  • We tried this tonight and my boyfriend and I loved it! Our only issue was that it stuck to the bottom of our pan a bit. Very good though. We will make it again. - 7/6/10

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  • My grandkids knew it was different than my full fat version, but they did eat it and even had seconds. I used two 8 oz. bars of low fat cheddar cheese instead of the Velveeta. I baked it with a glass lid so it stayed creamy and left off the bread crumbs since the kids won't eat them. Very Good! - 1/6/10

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  • mmmmm.... lovely - 1/28/09

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  • Great taste!!!!Cut the pasta to 10 oz and comes out creamy. 4 out of 5 in my family liked it. - 12/24/08

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  • I see McCormic is selling chipolte pepper now so I added some to the mac for that little smokey bite,mmmmmmm.Also for cheese and sauces I recomend white pepper....Chef Jim..Oh yea,Sam's Club has 50% cheddar cheese now also. Merry Christamas/Hanaka to all.
    - 12/17/08

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  • One of my favorite dishes and a great way to make it less fattening. - 12/17/08

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  • I kept everyone's comments in mind and added some extra milk, but this still turned out dry.It's really tasty though if you add your favorite spices- I added some garlic salt, regular salt and paprika. Also, instead of bread crumbs I used crushed croutons and sprinkled some cheese on top as well.YUM - 4/5/08

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  • This was not good at all, it was soooooo dry. I thought it took too much time and had way too many calories to come out so disappointingly dry. Not worth it. Also, add some salt! Very bland without it! - 3/10/08

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  • it was very good considiering i used all not fat and skim plus whole wheat pasta, i'm not sure if it's really suppose to be only 3oz of velveta, but it was dry i would definately add more velveta - 1/31/08

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  • It was good but for some reason mine turned out really dry. Next time I would use less noodles and a littel more sauce - 1/28/08

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  • very yummy...I sprinled some garlic powder and a bit of red pepper powder on top just for a bit of a kick and I omitted the bread crumbs....everyone loved it. - 1/22/08

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  • This was very good. I made it as a side dish with chicken. Everyone loved it. - 1/14/08

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  • cant wait to try. - 1/4/08

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  • yummy - 12/17/07

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  • Comfort food ummmmmm - 12/17/07

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  • purr fect - 12/17/07

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