Low fat mac and cheese recipes - One dish meal

Author: Donald Horne  

"When I want a super side dish that's real old-fashioned comfort food, I make a batch of this macaroni and cheese," notes field editor Joanie Elbourn of Gardner, Massachusetts. Made with whole wheat noodles and lighter ingredients, this creamy mac and cheese is lower in calories and fat than the traditional recipe.

Yummy Low-Fat Mac & Cheese

Yummy Low-Fat Mac & Cheese
Make and share this Yummy Low-Fat Mac & Cheese recipe from Food.com.
Provided by: Absolutely Bananas
Total time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Number of ingredients: 11
Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups cooked elbow macaroni (from about 2 cups dried)
  • 1/4 cup corn flake crumbs or 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 253.8 calories
  • Fat: 4.4 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 2 grams
  • Cholesterol: 41.1 milligrams
  • Sodium: 271.9 milligrams
  • Carbohydrate: 41.9 grams
  • Fiber: 1.9 grams
  • Sugar: 6.9 grams
  • Protein: 11.1 grams
How to cook:
  1. Coat 2 quart casserole with nonstick spray. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan. stir in flour, mustard, paprika, and salt. slowly pour in milk, whisking continuously until there are no lumps in the flour. continue to stir with whisk, raise the heat, and cook until milk bubbles and thickens. Remove from stovetop and stir in sour cream, egg, and cheese.
  3. Toss macaroni and the cheese mixture together in a bowl and then pour it into the casserole. Top with the cornflake crumbs. Set in the oven and bake for 20 min, or until bubbling around edges.
Notes: Yummy Low-Fat Mac & Cheese Recipe, Melt butter in medium saucepan. stir in flour, mustard, paprika, and salt. slowly pour in milk, whisking continuously until there are no lumps in the flour.

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Low-Fat Mac & Cheese

Low-Fat Mac & Cheese
Looking for a delicious, low-fat mac & cheese recipe? Cabot's healthy mac & cheese gives you all the creamy flavor you want without the guilt. Try now!
Provided by: Cabot Creamery
Yields: 0 servings
Number of ingredients: 12
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups small dry elbow macaroni Cooking spray 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 2 cups lowfat (1%) milk ¼ teaspoon dry mustard ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • optional ¼ teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper
  • to taste Pinch of ground red pepper (cayenne) Dash of Worcestershire sauce 2 ounces Cabot Cream Cheese 8 ounces Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar
  • shredded
  • divided or Cabot Lite50 Sharp Shredded Cheddar (about 2 cups) ⅓ cup seasoned or unseasoned breadcrumbs Cooking for fewer people? To cut this recipe to 3 - 4 servings use half the ingredients (as below)
  • use a smaller sauce pan and baking dish
  • and adjust the baking time to about 15 minutes or until topping is golden and macaroni is bubbling along the edges. 1 cups small dry elbow macaroni Cooking spray 1½ tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1 cup low fat (1%) milk ⅛ teaspoon dry mustard ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • optional ⅛ teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper
  • to taste Pinch of ground red pepper (cayenne) Dash of Worcestershire sauce 1 ounce Cabot Cream Cheese 4 ounces Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar
  • shredded
  • divided or Cabot Lite50 Sharp Shredded Cheddar (about ⅔ cup for sauce
  • ⅓ cup for topping) ¼ cup seasoned or unseasoned breadcrumbs
How to cook:
  1. COOK macaroni according to package directions; rinse with cold water and drain well. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Spray a 2½-quart baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. PLACE flour in a large saucepan over medium heat, gradually whisking in milk. Add mustard, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, red pepper, and Worcestershire. Continue cooking until sauce thickens, stirring constantly. REDUCE heat to low. Stir in cream cheese until well blended; add 1⅓ cups shredded cheese and stir until melted. Add macaroni, stirring until well coated. Pour into prepared baking dish. STIR breadcrumbs and remaining ⅔ cup cheddar in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the top of macaroni, and spray with cooking spray. BAKE until the topping is golden and the macaroni is bubbling along the edges, about 20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving. NOTE: Freezing unused portions of this recipe is recommended. Wrap portions tightly in plastic wrap to keep air out before freezing. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat in a 300°F oven. May also be thawed or reheated in the microwave.
Notes: Low-Fat Soul Baked Mac and Cheese, Ingredients · 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni · 2 tablespoons light butter or butter substitute · 1 large scallion, white and light-green parts, thinly sliced

Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese

Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese
"When I want a super side dish that's real old-fashioned comfort food, I make a batch of this macaroni and cheese," notes field editor Joanie Elbourn of Gardner, Massachusetts.
Provided by: Taste of Home
Total time: 75 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Number of ingredients: 8
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2-1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • Paprika
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 271 calories
  • Fat: 8g fat (5g saturated fat)
  • Cholesterol: 28mg cholesterol
  • Sodium: 395mg sodium
  • Carbohydrate: 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars
  • Fiber: 1g fiber)
  • Protein: 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat
How to cook:
  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the milk, cheeses, flour and pepper. Cover and process until creamy. Pour into a bowl; stir in macaroni and onion. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until heated through.
Notes: Pin on low fat, Low Fat Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe | Yummly · Pasta & Grains. 1 lb Pasta tubular · Baking & Spices. 1/2 cup Flour. 1 tbsp Salt · Snacks. 20 Ritz crackers,

Healthy Mac and Cheese (Low-Calorie + Low-Fat)

Healthy Mac and Cheese (Low-Calorie + Low-Fat)
This healthy mac and cheese can be enjoyed without all the guilt! Made with whole wheat noodles and lighter ingredients, this creamy mac and cheese is lower in calories and fat than the traditional recipe.
Provided by: Skinny Comfort
Total time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Cuisine: American
Number of ingredients: 9
Ingredients:
  • 8 oz. whole-wheat elbow macaroni
  • 3 wedges of laughing cow light cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 oz (¾ cup) fat-free evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
Nutrition:
  • Calories: 198 calories
  • Carbohydrate: 22 grams carbohydrates
  • Cholesterol: 25 milligrams cholesterol
  • Fat: 9 grams fat
  • Fiber: 4 grams fiber
  • Protein: 10 grams protein
  • Saturated Fat: 5 grams saturated fat
  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup (4 oz)
  • Sodium: 444 milligrams sodium
  • Sugar: 3 grams sugar
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams trans fat
How to cook:
  1. Cook the Noodles: Boil the noodles according to package directions (about 8-9 minutes) until cooked to the desired tenderness. Drain noodles and return to the pot.
  2. Add Butter and Laughing Cow Cheese: Set the stove to low heat. Add the butter and Laughing Cow Cheese to the hot noodles and stir until melted.
  3. Add Milk, Shredded Cheese, and Seasonings: Add the evaporated milk, shredded cheddar, salt, pepper, dry mustard, and pinch of cayenne pepper. Stir until mixed well.
  4. Cook the Sauce: set the stovetop to medium-low. Stir and simmer the mac and cheese until all of the cheese is melted and the sauce reaches the desired thickness.
  5. Serve: serve hot! Optionally top with parmesan cheese or additional shredded cheddar.
Notes: Low-Fat Mac & Cheese, This low-fat mac and cheese dish features all the creamy, satisfying flavors that you've grown to love in your favorite comfort food without the added calories.
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