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6 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Types:
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Macaroni & Cheese

Comfort food never tasted this good and without the extra calories.



  1. Boil macaroni is salty hot water.
  2. In separate pan, melt the butter (not too hot), stir in flour and milk until reasonably thickened.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of cheese into the sauce until melted.
  4. Add drained pasta to the sauce and mix. Place all ingredients in baking dish and sprinkle remaining cheese over.
  5. Cook in oven at 350° F (175° C) for a little under 30 minutes.
  6. Note: you can add paprika to help in the browning process but not too much to impact taste.
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Food Group Avg Member Opinion 
Grains, Pasta and Rice
Margarine and Spreads
Spices and Herbs
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I just Macaroni Cheese!! My problem is I just plain eat too much of it, and I love smoothering it with ketchup!
14 Aug 07 by member: helen-uk
sounds awesome!
25 Nov 07 by member: rixer21
Not good for Healthy for life (Low GI). As said before, if the noodles were changed to whole wheat and cheese to low fat then it maybe good for phase 2.
13 Aug 10 by member: mmiddlemist80
Butter is forbidden on low GI, and flour and noodles are both high-GI. So if you have to have this, then only the smallest size portion.
13 Jan 11 by member: oceanroses
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Nutrition summary:

There are 291 calories in 1 serving of Macaroni & Cheese.
Calorie break-down: 31% fat, 50% carbs, 20% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 88
Calories 291
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 9.78g 15%
  Saturated Fat 5.244g 26%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.905g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.979g  
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 854mg 36%
Potassium 307mg  
Total Carbohydrate 35.87g 12%
  Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
  Sugars 7.77g  
Protein 14.16g  
Vitamin A 81% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 181% Iron 20%
of RDI*
(291 calories)
15% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (49%)
Fat (31%)
Protein (20%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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