Light and Creamy Mac and Cheese

Light and Creamy Mac and Cheese

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

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Total Time

10

Minutes

Makes

2

servings

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.
Makes 2 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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Using a wire whisk will help make it easier to stir the cream cheese into the milk.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 350
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 440mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.