Macaroni & Chesse


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


Preheat the oven to 350°F (175ºC). Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

In a large nonstick saucepan, combine the milk, flour, mustard, salt and pepper. Cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce thickens and comes to a boil, 3-4 minutes.

Add the cheddar in batches, stirring after each addition until it is melted before adding more. Stir in the macaroni.

Transfer the mixture to a shallow 1-quart (1 liter capacity) casserole dish and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.

Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to broil and cook for 3 minutes more. Cool slightly before serving.


Although elbows are the classic macaroni, experiment with shapes like radiatore, orecchiette, and small to medium shells.

Recipe Health Review:

How Healthy is the Macaroni & Chesse Recipe?

Recipe makes: 4 servings.

Healthy eating information for 1 serving(s):

Watchful Nutrition
Calories: 344
Carbohydrates: 48
Total Fat: 10
Saturated Fat: 5
Cholesterol: 26
Sodium: 292
Good for You
Fiber: 1
Protein: 16
Weight Watchers
Points: 8