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Classic Macaroni and Cheese

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Classic Macaroni and Cheese
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  • Makes: 8 servings

The ultimate comfort food! This healthier version of a family favorite uses non-fat evaporated milk and low-fat cheese to create its creamy sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups macaroni
  • 1/2 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk, non-fat
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups cheese, finely shredded sharp cheddar, lowfat
  • cooking oil spray

Directions

1. Cook macaroni according to directions. (Do not add salt to the cooking water.) Drain and set aside.

2. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking oil spray.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

4. Lightly spray saucepan with nonstick cooking oil spray.

5. Add onions to saucepan and sauté for about 3 minutes.

6. In another bowl, combine macaroni, onions, and the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.

7. Transfer mixture into casserole dish.

8. Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

Learn more about onions.

Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup, 1/8 of recipe (84g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 170
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Sodium 136 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 11 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 131 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 121 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 170
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 4 mg
Cholesterol 28 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 11 g
Minerals
Calcium 131 mg
Potassium 121 mg
Sodium 136 mg
Copper 88 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Phosphorus 174 mg
Selenium 24 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 39 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 0 mcg
Folate 94 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 30 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Grains
1 ounces
Protein Foods
1/4 ounces
Dairy
1/4 cups

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