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Mention "macaroni and cheese," and visions of creamy, cheesy, down-home goodness pop into most minds. Our lightened version of this revered comfort food will meet your highest expectations.

Recipe by Oxmoor House January 2001


Recipe Summary

6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Melt margarine in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Gradually add milk; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Add cheese and salt, stirring until cheese melts. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot cheese mixture into egg substitute. Add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly.

  • Combine cheese sauce and pasta; pour into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.


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Nutrition Facts

204 calories; calories from fat 37%; fat 8.4g; saturated fat 3.7g; protein 13.9g; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 0.7g; cholesterol 21mg; sodium 491mg.