Stovetop Mac ‘n Cheese


This creamy macaroni and cheese is a recipe for comfort – with a little added zip from mustard, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Use any short pasta, such as fusilli, farfalle, shells or cavatappi, and experiment with different cheeses to make this a unique dish every time.
per serving:



NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
PER SERVING

Calories: 292
Calories: 252
Fat: 8.2g
Saturated fat: 5.1g
 Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
Protein: 14.5g
Carbohydrate: 30.9g
Fiber: 1.1g
Cholesterol: 27mg
Iron: 1.4mg
Sodium: 536mg


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
AND PRINT THIS RECIPE





Ingredients

Find local grocery deals. Edit your ZIP code and select your favorite grocery stores to see what ingredients are on sale right now.
4 cups uncooked medium elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Click to see savings
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Click to see savings
2¼ cups fat-free milk
Click to see savings
¼ cup (2 ounces) ⅓-less-fat cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1¼ cups (5 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

PREPARATION
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Do not overcook. Drain and set aside.
2. While pasta boils, place flour, salt, and pepper in a large saucepan. Add milk, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Drop teaspoons of cream cheese, one at a time, into the milk mixture and stir to soften.
3. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
4. Immediately reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick and all of the cream cheese melts. Stir in mustard, Worcestershire, and garlic, then simmer 1 more minute.
5. Remove from heat. Stir in cheddar cheese until it all melts. Combine cheese sauce with cooked pasta and toss well.

Serves 6 (1½ cups each)








If it meets our criteria,
we’ll publish it on
the FitFamily site!
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT



Get recipes from the
FitFamily archives!
If you missed any
of our previously
posted recipes,
CLICK HERE
to view them.
Bon appetite!