Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
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Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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"When I want a super side dish that's real old-fashioned comfort food, I make a batch of this macaroni and cheese," notes field editor Joanie Elbourn of Gardner, Massachusetts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2-1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 271 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 395mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 medium-fat meat.


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the milk, cheeses, flour and pepper. Cover and process until creamy. Pour into a bowl; stir in macaroni and onion. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese in Taste of Home April/May 2000, p16

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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amk4985 30010
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"This is great!"

Mom1230 73294
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"I was a tad hesitant to do a low fat version. However it turned out wonderful. Be sure to not cook too long--i had put it in a 13x9 pan and did not need to bake as long. Everyone loved it and my family had no clue it was low fat!"

EGould 51919
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"THe video recipe is different from the printed one. The video recipe is better. Should be consistent."

EGould 30009
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"The written recipe does not match the video. The recipe in the video seems better. They should at least be consistent!"

badgergirl 22577
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2009


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