Rating: 4 stars
18 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 5 star values: 5

At just over 300 calories, Mac and Cheese is no longer off limits. Because the sauce is thickened with flour, low-fat milk works well in this application.

David Bonom
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2007

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Credit: Bob Esparza; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain.

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  • Combine milk and flour in a medium saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add pasta; toss to coat. Let stand 4 minutes.

  • Place bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until the crumbs measure 1 1/4 cups.

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs, and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in melted butter; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over pasta mixture.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 11g; saturated fat 6.5g; mono fat 2.8g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 17.7g; carbohydrates 40.3g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterol 30mg; iron 2.1mg; sodium 661mg; calcium 417mg.
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