Healthier Homemade Mac And Cheese

Healthier Homemade Mac And Cheese

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Yield: 4 Servings

Healthier Homemade Mac & Cheese

Healthier Homemade Mac & Cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 (16 ounce) package whole wheat macaroni (such as Smart Taste ®)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded low-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups low-fat (1%) milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 pinch paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a roux. Slowly add milk to roux, stirring constantly. Stir in Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and sauce is thick, about 3 minutes. Place macaroni in large baking dish and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and stir until butter is absorbed, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread over macaroni to cover. Sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until cheese sauce is hot and breadcrumbs are browned, about 30 minutes.


Recipe last updated: November 12th, 2020 at 11:19 am


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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 496Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 54mgSodium 876mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 7gSugar 1gProtein 29g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix

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