Lighter Macaroni and Cheese
25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
8 ingredients
5 servings
I found this recipe in the Low-Fat cookbook published by Cook's Illustrated. I used, as was recommended by the cookbook, Cabot brand 50% cheddar. The cheese looked pretty white, but the final recipe had a yellow tinge. This cheese is sold in block form. Block low-fat cheese generally melt better than pre-shredded low-fat cheese.

Categories:  pasta,-rice-and-grains , <-30-mins , easy , kid-friendly , main-dish , vegetarian , cheese , pasta , elbow-macaroni , eggs~dairy , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (115.42 g)
Servings 5
Amount per Serving
Calories 430.78 Calories from Fat 100.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.18g 85.96%
Saturated Fat 3.61g 90.22%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 16.96mg 28.26%
Sodium 668.75mg 139.32%
Total Carbohydrate 64.88g 108.14%
Dietary Fiber 2.43 g 48.58%
Sugars 10.98 g %
Protein 16.83g 168.33%
Vitamin A 73.68IU% Vitamin C 1.03mg%
Calcium 263.71mg% Iron 2.7mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
evaporated milk, ground mustard, reduced-fat