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.
2 c macaroni
½ c onions, chopped
½ c evaporated skim milk
1 medium egg, beaten
¼ tsp black pepper
1 ¼ c (4 oz) low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded
As needed, nonstick cooking spray 1. Cook macaroni according to directions, but do not add salt to the cooking water. Drain and set aside. 2. Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350° F. 3. Lightly spray saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Add onions and sauté for about 3 minutes. 4. In another bowl, combine macaroni, onions, and rest of ingredients and mix. 5. Transfer mixture into casserole dish. 6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Yield: 8 servings Serving size: ½ cup Each serving provides: Total fat: 4 g Cholesterol: 34 mg Total fiber: 1 g Carbohydrates: 29 g Calories: 200 Saturated fat: 2 g Sodium: 120 mg Protein: 11 g Potassium: 119 mg