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Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese

Rated as 3.44 out of 5 Stars

"'When I want a super side dish that's real old-fashioned comfort food, I make a batch of this macaroni and cheese,' notes field editor Joanie Elbourn of Gardner, Massachusetts."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the milk, cheeses and pepper. Cover and process until creamy. Pour into a bowl; stir in macaroni and onion. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until heated through.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One 3/4-cup serving equals 233 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 372 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 very lean meat.

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When I was putting this recipe together I was concerned that it wasn't going to be good. I was wrong. It was great & no one could tell it was lower in fat. I used Barilla Plus pasta & all fat...

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Not so crazy about this one. I'm looking for a good low-fat mac and cheese recipe, but this one--just too bland. Maybe with some more spices?

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When I was putting this recipe together I was concerned that it wasn't going to be good. I was wrong. It was great & no one could tell it was lower in fat. I used Barilla Plus pasta & all fat...

This was tastier than I thought it was going to be. I had to add salt to taste and to make a healthy crunchy top, I mixed 2T. of parmesan cheese with 1 1/2T. of wheat germ and sprinkled that ov...

Not so crazy about this one. I'm looking for a good low-fat mac and cheese recipe, but this one--just too bland. Maybe with some more spices?

This worked out incredibly well for me. The sauce made a nice cheesy cocoon for the noodles. I used more noodles than called for (Barilla Plus pasta, whole grain and protein fortified) to stretc...

This is really good for low fat. Instead of adding onions, I added onion powder and also I like crusty tops, so i sprinkled parmesan cheese and a little bit of bread crumbs on top. And Yummy!

I used whole wheat shells with this recipe since I am trying to not eat white flour. It turned out good. It could have used a bit more sauce, if you use the shells I suggest using the whole bo...

I live at high altitude (Denver) and the 1 hour baking time is WAY TOO LONG! Macaroni and cheese was dry! I'll try this recipe again and bake at 30 minutes instead of one hour.

Taking the advice of other reviewers, I baked this for 30 minutes, which was plenty long enough. I added broccoli, dijon mustard, and some jalapenos to spice things up a little, and it did help ...

I made this last night and was pleasently surprised given that many reviewers didn't care for it. My husband said he like it... without me asking if he did so that is a good sign! I added a whol...