Rating: 4 stars
34 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 5 star values: 12

Indulge in Two-Cheese Mac and Cheese—our lighter version of the comfort food favorite. Because Two-Cheese Mac and Cheese uses unsalted stock, it eliminates a lot of added sodium.

Julianna Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2013

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Credit: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 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. Set aside.

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  • Preheat broiler to high.

  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add garlic to pan; cook 3 minutes or until garlic is fragrant, stirring frequently (do not brown). Stir in 1 cup stock; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute. Combine remaining 1 1/4 cups stock, milk, and flour; stir with a whisk until flour dissolves. Add milk mixture to garlic mixture, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove milk mixture from heat; add cream cheese, stirring until smooth. Stir in salt and pepper. Add cooked pasta to milk mixture, tossing to coat. Let stand 5 minutes. Pour pasta mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle cheddar evenly over pasta mixture. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown. Let stand 5 minutes.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

358 calories; fat 15g; saturated fat 6.1g; mono fat 5.6g; poly fat 1.9g; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 40.7g; fiber 1.7g; cholesterol 31mg; iron 2mg; sodium 409mg; calcium 170mg.
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