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Healthy Eating Recipes: Classic Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe proves you don't have to give up your favorite dishes to eat heart healthy meals—here's a lower fat version of a true classic

Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners

Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
5 minutes 40 minutes 8 servings 1 C pasta


2 C macaroni
½ C onion, chopped
½ C fat-free evaporated milk
1 medium egg, lightly beaten
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1¼ C (4 oz) low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded
Cooking spray


1, Cook macaroni according to package directions—but do not add salt to the cooking water.  Drain and set aside.
2, Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
3, Preheat oven to 350 °F.
4, Lightly spray saucepan with nonstick cooking spray.  Add onion to saucepan and sauté for about 3 minutes over medium heat.
5, In a bowl, combine macaroni, onion, and the remaining ingredients, and mix thoroughly.
6, Transfer mixture into casserole dish.
7, Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.  Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.  
Tip: Pairs nicely with steamed broccoli and garlic.

Nutrition Facts

calories 200
Total fat 4 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Sodium 120 mg
Total fiber 1 g
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrates 29 g
Potassium 119 mg

Recipe courtesy of Keep the Beat™, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.