MAC 'N' CHEESE

MAC 'N' CHEESE

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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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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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  • I will try this! - 7/25/17

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  • Good
    - 1/13/16

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  • yummy! - 7/11/12

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  • Very Good
    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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