Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

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Prep Time:
Bake: 20 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 332
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 10.7g
  • Saturated fat: 6.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 21.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 36.5g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 609mg
  • Calcium: 407mg


  • 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


  1. 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. 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. 3. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese, stirring until cheese melts and mixture is smooth. Stir in pasta until well combined.
  4. 4. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  5. 5. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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