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Just saying the words “mac n cheese” can transport most of us back to our childhood, impatiently waiting at the dinner table for mom to deliver a steaming bowl of cheesy golden goodness. Don’t abandon your enthusiasm now that you’re an adult! This recipe provides 75% of your daily calcium, has fewer calories and less fat without sacrificing the delicious comfort food taste.

Macaroni & Cheese

Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray
Salt
3 cups elbow macaroni
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups 1% low-fat milk
¾ cup shredded Fontina cheese
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
½ cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
4 ounces Velveeta reduced-fat cheese product
½ cup Japanese-style bread crumbs

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  • Add salt to the water, then the macaroni. Cook until al dente and drain.
  • Run under cold water and set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, combine flour and milk in a large saucepan, whisking until blended.
  • Cook over medium heat until thick, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Add cheeses and cook until melted and thickened.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the cooked macaroni. Add ¼ tsp salt.
  • Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top.
  • Bake until bubbly, about 30-40 minutes.

Yield:
8 servings

Source:
Food Network

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