Cooking Recipes

Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Mac ‘N’ Cheese


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Serves 8

Ingredients
  • 16ounces uncooked elbow macaroni (or whole-wheat pasta for an added 3.5 g fiber per serving)
  • 3tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2cups skim milk
  • 1tablespoon light butter (stick or tub)
  • 8ounces reduced-fat (33 percent) shredded cheddar
  • 3ounces Velveeta Light cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 1/8teaspoon black pepper
  • 3tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 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.

Nutrition Per Serving

341 calories per serving, 7 g fat (4.5 g saturated), 49.5g carbs, 19.5 g protein, 1.5 g fiber

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