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Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

"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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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:1-1/2 starch, 2 medium-fat meat

Reviews for Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese

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Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"This is great!"

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!"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

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

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!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2009


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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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