Six ingredients and ten minutes create a one-dish mac and cheese just for two.
cup uncooked jumbo elbow macaroni (3 oz)
cup frozen sweet peas
cup fat-free (skim) milk
oz reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), cut into small pieces, softened
slices (3/4 oz each) process American cheese
tablespoons crushed fat-free herb-seasoned croutons
Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt and adding peas for the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat milk, cream cheese and American cheese over medium-low heat, stirring carefully with wire whisk, until cheese is melted.
Add cooked macaroni and peas to cheese sauce; stir to coat. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve topped with croutons.
Using a wire whisk will help make it easier to stir the cream cheese into the milk.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
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; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.