Good-for-You Macaroni and Cheese

Good-for-You Macaroni and Cheese
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 8 ounce dried multigrain elbow or penne pasta

  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen mixed vegetables

  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated fat-free milk

  • 2 tablespoon flour

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (5 ounces)

  • 1 ounce American cheese, shredded

  • Black pepper (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the frozen vegetables to the pasta water the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and return to pan.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, flour, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Add cheeses; cook and stir until melted.

  3. Pour sauce over pasta mixture in pan. Heat through. Sprinkle each serving with additional pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
9g Fat
46g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 436mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 656.3mg 50%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 346mg 7%
Folate, total 116.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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