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Healthier Macaroni and Cheese

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"A easy dinner for families on the go."
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Ingredients

50 m servings 533 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot margarine until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir flour, mustard, and pepper into onions and cook for 30 seconds. Gradually pour in milk, stirring constantly until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir grated Cheddar cheese into the sauce until cheese is completely melted.
  5. Mix macaroni, cottage cheese, and Cheddar cheese sauce together in a bowl; pour into prepared casserole dish and top with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbling, 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 533 calories; 17.3 g fat; 61.2 g carbohydrates; 35.7 g protein; 21 mg cholesterol; 841 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very good! Also excellent with broccoli and diced ham.

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I had a difficult time rating this recipe because I did not like it, but, my husband thought it was ok, so, I am going with his rating. For starters, I will say I made this recipe exactly as is ...

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Very good! Also excellent with broccoli and diced ham.

I had a difficult time rating this recipe because I did not like it, but, my husband thought it was ok, so, I am going with his rating. For starters, I will say I made this recipe exactly as is ...

Very good! I didn't use the "healthy" options because I'm young and invincible. I would use just a little less, flour because it had a slightly gritty feel. I would also put in some chopped Spam...

It was very good, I added green onions and garlic salt used marble cheese then I topped with stove top stuffing and covered with more marble cheese and some shredded parmesan. Really good tast...

I substituted mozzarella cheese for the cottage cheese, just because that's what I had. And I tripled the dry mustard. It's a good dinner when you can make it from what's already in your kitchen.

My wife and I both liked this recipe. Loved the idea of using cottage cheese for the sauce and it worked well.

My 16 year old had been begging for mac and cheese and didn't even realize what a healthy dish this was!