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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Bake time 20 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Yield Makes about 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 (16-oz.) package multigrain penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 (8-oz.) block 2% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • Vegetable cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 332
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 10.7 g
  • satfat 6.6 g
  • monofat 0.6 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 21.1 g
  • carbohydrate 36.5 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 33 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 609 mg
  • calcium 407 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, salt, and dry mustard; cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.

  3. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese, stirring until cheese melts and mixture is smooth. Stir in pasta until well combined.

  4. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  5. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.