Friday, September 9, 2011

What I Love: Healthified Macaroni and Cheese

Hey Guys!
How is your Friday morning going so far? :)
This recipe for today is called "Healthified Macaroni and Cheese".
It's a very healthy twist on your regualr homemade macaroni and cheese.
It also has lots of Vitamin A & Calcium and Iron.
Yay! healthy dish for your WHOLE family.
Here is how to make it below..

59% less fat • 54% less sat fat • 24% fewer calories than the original recipe. Make it “my mac and cheese” with simple changes.

Prep Time
20 Minutes
Total Time
45 Minutes
6 servings

2 cups uncooked regular or whole wheat elbow macaroni (8 oz)
2 cups fat-free (skim) milk
3 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

In 3-quart saucepan, cook and drain macaroni as directed on package. Return to saucepan; cover to keep warm.
Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, stir milk, flour, mustard, salt, black pepper and red pepper with wire whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted.
Add cheese sauce to cooked macaroni; mix well. Spoon into baking dish.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are bubbly.
Makes 6 servings (1 cup each)

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
What is “Healthified”?:
We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
Strongly flavored Cheddar cheese, Dijon mustard and cayenne pepper bump up the flavor of this lower-fat version of macaroni and cheese.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving)Calories 340(Calories from Fat 80),Total Fat 9g(Saturated Fat 5g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 25mg;Sodium 640mg;Total Carbohydrate 44g(Dietary Fiber 2g,Sugars 5g),Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:Vitamin A 10.00%;Vitamin C 0.00%;Calcium 40.00%;Iron 10.00%;Exchanges:3 Starch;0 Fruit;0 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;0 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:3;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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