Macaroni and Cheese

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Macaroni and Cheese by: – November 23, 2011 Sharing is caring! Ooey-gooey macaroni and cheese gets a heart-healthy boost when you toss in mixed vegetables and use reduced-fat cheese. Our from-scratch dinner takes 30 minutes.Ingredients8 ounces dried elbow macaroni or desired-shape pasta (2 cups)2 tablespoons butter or margarine2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper1 1/2 cups fat-free milk1 12 ounce package sliced reduced-fat process American cheese product, tornDirectionsCook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, for cheese sauce, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Stir macaroni into cheese sauce in saucepan, stirring to coat. Cook over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through, stirring frequently. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 4 servings.From the Test Kitchen•Variation Oven Macaroni and Cheese:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare as above, except increase milk to 2 cups. Transfer mixture to a 2-quart casserole. Bake, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.Nutrition Facts (Macaroni and Cheese) Servings Per Recipe 4,Calories 507,Protein (gm) 29,Carbohydrate (gm) 54,Fat, total (gm) 20,Cholesterol (mg) 62,Saturated fat (gm) 11,Dietary Fiber, total (gm) 2,Sodium (mg) 1245,Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie dietBetter Homes and Gardens Recipes Share Tweetcenter_img Share Share 94 Views   no discussionslast_img

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