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Light and Creamy Mac and Cheese

Light and Creamy Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 2
Six ingredients and ten minutes create a one-dish mac and cheese just for two.
Updated September 18, 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked jumbo elbow macaroni (3 oz)
  • 1/3 cup 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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
11%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
6g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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