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Light and Creamy Mac and Cheese

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

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Using a wire whisk will help make it easier to stir the cream cheese into the milk.

Nutrition

350 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 17g Protein, 45g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

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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