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Low-Fat Mac and Cheese with Peas

All You NOVEMBER 2005

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time:15 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.26


  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 561
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Protein: 37g
  • Carbohydrate: 78g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg
  • Sodium: 1mg

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