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Lower Fat Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Lower Fat Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

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  • Macaroni, dry, enriched | 1.00 cup elbow shaped
  • Calcium fortified skim milk | 0.50 cup
  • Margarine-like spread, SMART BALANCE Light Buttery Spread | 1.00 tbsp
  • low fat cheddar cheese | 0.75 cup, diced
  • Salt | 1.00 dash
  • Spices, pepper, black | 1.00 dash
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories per serving: 108.58 mg

Fat per serving: 2.31 g

Saturated fat per serving: 1.03 g

Protein per serving: 7.00 g

Sodium per serving: 152.10 mg

Cholesterol per serving: 3.88 g


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and coat an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta according to box directions until just done. Drain briefly, then return pasta to the cooking pot (it should still be warm).
  3. Add Margarine, Cheese spread, milk, and 1/2 c cheddar cheese and stir until the cheeses melt. You may need to put the pan back on a burner for this.Pour pasta mixture into greased pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 c cheese on top and bake another 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the top is as crunchy as you like it.
  5. Serve hot.

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