Low-Fat Mac and Cheese with Peas

Low-Fat Mac and Cheese with PeasRecipe
4 Servings

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3 cups uncooked small macaroni
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 3/4 cups low-fat (2%) milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (10 oz.) box frozen baby peas, thawed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups (8 oz.) low-fat Cheddar
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
Black pepper, to taste


Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and stir in macaroni. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is al dente. Drain in a colander and shake well.

While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 6 minutes. Stir together milk and cornstarch in a large cup; whisk into pot with onion and cook, whisking, until boiling. Continue to cook, whisking, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in peas and salt.

Add cooked pasta to sauce and stir well. Sprinkle Cheddar and Parmesan on top and toss well. Season with pepper to taste.

Created date

November 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 561
Fat 11 g
Satfat 6 g
Protein 37 g
Carbohydrate 78 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Sodium 1 mg