Light and Creamy Mac and Cheese

Six ingredients and ten minutes create a one-dish mac and cheese just for two.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 2

1
cup uncooked jumbo elbow macaroni (3 oz)
1/3
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen sweet peas
2/3
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1
oz reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), cut into small pieces, softened
2
slices (3/4 oz each) process American cheese
2
tablespoons crushed fat-free herb-seasoned croutons

  • 1 Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt and adding peas for the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.

Expert Tips

Using a wire whisk will help make it easier to stir the cream cheese into the milk.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
440mg
440%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
10%;
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;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.