Creamy Stove-Top Macaroni and Cheese


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 217.1
  • Total Fat: 6.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.4 mg
  • Sodium: 499.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 10.0 g

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A comfort food that is so filling it can be a main dish all on its own. A comfort food that is so filling it can be a main dish all on its own.
Number of Servings: 8


    4 cups uncooked medium elbow macaroni
    3 tbsp all-purpose flour
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    2-1/4 cups fat-free milk
    1/4 cup low fat cream cheese
    2 tsp Dijon mustard
    2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 tsp bottled minced garlic
    1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and set aside.
While pasta cooks, place flour, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan.
Add milk, stirring with a whisk until well blended.
Drop cream cheese by teaspoonfuls into milk mixture; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes or until thick and cream cheese melts, stirring occasionally.
Stir in mustard, Worcestershire, and garlic; simmer 1 minute.
Remove from heat.
Add cheddar cheese, stirring until cheese melts.
Combine pasta and cheese sauce in a large bowl; toss well. Serving size is 1 cup.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUEALLAN.


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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make but did not care for the dijon. Garlic was good. - 5/18/09

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  • This was tasty and I will make it again. However, nother poster was correct-1/2c. uncooked macaroni, 1 c. cooked, has nearly 200 calories alone. I didn't notice this until AFTER I enjoyed my whole serving. No snack for me tonight! - 2/23/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this tonight, but I didn't have all the ingredients, so I "tweaked it a little." I used Kraft mac & cheese and used 1% milk. I didn't have worcestershire sauce, cream cheese, or cheddar cheese. I had a little leftover hamburger and also put in some Lipton onion soup mix. I'll use it again! - 10/17/10

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  • It tasted okay, but I'm not sure what to omit to make it a little better. I'm thinking it may be the worcestershire that we weren't fond of, so I'll try that next time and see how it comes out. We'll try it again. - 8/24/10

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  • was not a fan, it had no flavor. I used a couple more dashes of worcestershire sauce. My whole family agreed it was missing something, I added a can of diced tomates, and some basil and it still just wasn't right. oh well, it sounded like a good recipe. The calorie count was also way off. - 6/17/10

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  • I really liked this but I can't get the calorie count even close. I figured about 313 for the 1 cup serving. - 4/25/10

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  • Was very nice. Hubby and Grand Kids loved it so will be making this again for sure. - 4/7/10

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  • This was great, tastes creamy without the fat. I added 1 chopped onion and 4 minced garlic cloves to the pasta water. Will be making it again for sure. - 1/23/10

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  • Really good. Stayed very creamy. I made with whole wheat elbows. Very quick---by the time the pasta cooks, the sauce is ready. Will make again. (Note to self---add extra worchestershire and hot mustard to mine). - 1/24/09

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  • My husband and I ate this tonight. I used some leftover penne pasta that is high fiber. We both enjoyed it and I cut the recipe in half and we will eat the rest tomorrow with our ribs! - 9/20/08

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  • very very good! my whole family loved it! I will make it
    again!!!! - 8/20/08

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  • Very unique flavor. We enjoyed it. - 4/17/08

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  • I actually really liked this combination of flavours. Not for those looking for a kraft dinner substitute though. - 2/6/08

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  • It was pretty easy to make but I didn't care for the dijon and garlic. - 7/13/07

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  • This was pretty good. I liked it. - 3/16/07

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  • Easy to make, but doesn't taste like traditional mac & cheese. - 3/13/07

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