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6 servings
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
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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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Grains, Pasta and Rice
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Again, Too Many Carbs!
09 Jan 07 by member: Mellyissa
no good for atkins. max 20 carbs a day on induction
24 Feb 07 by member: frostrey
I think I may have gained weight, just reading this recipe.
01 Mar 07 by member: tammyt123
I don't think this belongs in the southbeach diet
03 Mar 07 by member: tashadiekan
Remember: the South Beach diet Phase I key to success is reduction of sugars. If the average 1,500-calorie maintenance diet allows 300 grams of sugars, certainly keeping sugar input from noodles to a 7.77-gram per serving limit is not that harmful.
03 Mar 07 by member: stablein
change the macaroni to whole wheat pasta, the flour to whole wheat flour, and the cheese to lower fat version and it sounds like it could fit in Phase 2.
04 Mar 07 by member: tigger
Works for me1111
11 Mar 07 by member: shug
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
6 points a serving, about the same as the lean cuisine...but it begs the question of how much would the calorie and fat numbers drop and the fiber number rise if you used whole wheat and low-fat products...
27 Jun 08 by member: apikalia
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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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