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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.

Ingredients

Directions

  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
Favorable
Cheese
Moderation
Milk
Moderation
Margarine and Spreads
OK
Grains, Pasta and Rice
Favorable
Spices and Herbs
Favorable
food groups ordered by calorie contribution to recipe.

Reviews 
My only question is what is the actual serving size? 1 cup 1/2 cup...ect.
01 Dec 17 by member: robertarmstrong
This is the base of the recipe I am putting together. My version: It has no regular butter, flour or milk. Using Earth Balance instead Non-GMO, Vegan with a great buttery taste/Use Almond flour, and for milk use any non-dairy milk. I prefer to use Silk Almond milk. I almost forgot about the cheese. Please try the vegan cheese sauce I have posted on my journal. You will not regret it. And for an added touch top the mac&cheese with bread crumbs(basil and garlic) before putting it in the oven. Enjoy!Now, that's Mac and Cheese vegan style. Anyone is welcomed to try it.
24 Jul 17 by member: PinkGirlYasmin
It sounds better to me if it were whole wheat pasta. I try always to use whole wheat breads and pastas. I prefer the pastas for their nutty taste.
24 Jun 17 by member: brisbee
I replace the mac with cauliflower, no milk, use heavy cream and use real kerrygold butter, not the light stuff, no flour, and make a bake. Works great for me. Give it a try.
15 Oct 16 by member: julescamper
try this with miracle noodles instead of macaroni. order on line under miracle noodle. has no calories no carbs. sort of like the shitaki noodles.
No good for Atkins. Way too many Carbs sorry
10 Jun 12 by member: earacar
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
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
yummmmy love a good Mac & Cheese
22 May 10 by member: changeup
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
291
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
9.78g
15%
Saturated Fat
5.244g
26%
Trans Fat
-
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.905g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.979g
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Sodium
854mg
36%
Total Carbohydrate
35.87g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
7.77g
Protein
14.16g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
1810mg
181%
Iron
3.60mg
20%
Potassium
307mg
9%
Vitamin A
4050IU
81%
Vitamin C
1.2mg
2%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
15%
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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