Lighter Baked Macaroni & Cheese

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 331.3
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.5 mg
  • Sodium: 268.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 55.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 17.2 g

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From SkinnyTaste (with minor quantity adjustments) From SkinnyTaste (with minor quantity adjustments)
Number of Servings: 6


    12 oz high fiber elbows like Ronzoni Smart Taste
    2 T light butter
    c flour
    c minced onion
    2 c skim milk
    1 c fat free chicken broth
    8 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar
    salt and pepper, to taste
    120g baby spinach, torn to pieces
    10g grated parmesan
    20g Whole Wheat Panko breadcrumbs
    Pam butter flavored spray


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: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MSPAULAK01.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |

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  • I omitted the spinach and onion, it was great without them! Also when I put it on broil to brown the breadcrumbs, it burnt them within I'm gunna skip that step next time - 12/28/11

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