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

Reviews for Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese

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amk4985 User ID: 5118881 30010
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

"This is great!"

Mom1230 User ID: 1382829 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 User ID: 6893048 51919
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

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

EGould User ID: 6893048 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 User ID: 2400926 22577
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.