PointsPlus Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

PointsPlus Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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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.

6
Servings
491
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
27g
30%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
71g
55%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
44µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
148mg
15%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
98µg
25%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
24mg
8%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
187mg
27%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
532mg
35%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
64g
2%

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.