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Low-Fat Macaroni and Cheese

"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


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • amk4985
    Jan 15, 2014

    This is great!

  • Mom1230
    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
    Sep 30, 2012

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

  • EGould
    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
    Jan 15, 2009

  • Emily Phillips
    Jan 8, 2006

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