PointsPlus Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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PointsPlus Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Easy Macaroni and Cheese
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Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Try this creamy, no-bake version of macaroni and cheese. It’s better for you than making it out of a box, and it doesn’t take that much longer.

Ready in
15 m
6
Servings
336
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces elbow macaroni or other small, shaped pasta
  • 7/8 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 cup low-fat shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or more to taste

Directions

Bring a pot of water to boil over high heat. Add 1/8 teaspoon of the salt. Cook the pasta according to the pasta directions, drain, and return to the pot.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, whisk together the milk, flour, remaining salt, and onion powder until blended. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and whisk in the cheese and hot sauce. Add the sauce to the pasta; toss to mix and coat.

Easy Shopping Tip

Purchase ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes in bulk, in order to minimize waste and save money.

Easy Cooking Tip

Do all your prep in advance, and use three bowls: one for all your ingredients, one for all your prep, and one for all your refuse. Staying organized can help you put out meals faster.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Protein
15g
31%
Carbs
51g
17%
Vitamin A
162µg
18%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.4%
Vitamin C
1mg
1.6%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1.2%
Vitamin K
0.6µg
0.8%
Calcium
309mg
31%
Fiber
2g
8%
Folate (food)
21µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
35µg
9%
Folic acid
8µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
46mg
11%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
286mg
41%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
286mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15.1%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
8.5%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
12%

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