Reduced-Fat Mac

The cheese sauce for this classic recipe uses skim milk and 2 percent sharp cheddar cheese to make a low-fat meal in less than 30 minutes.

Reduced-Fat Mac
Servings: 6 Prep 5 mins Cook 13 mins
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  • 1 box (13.25 ounces) whole-grain penne pasta
  • 4 cups  broccoli florets (about 2 stalks)
  • 1 cup  skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon  all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 8 ounces  2% sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (2 cups)

Make It

1. Heat large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add pasta and cook 6 minutes. Add broccoli and cook an additional 4 minutes. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, whisk milk and flour together in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then simmer 3 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in mustard, salt, pepper and cayenne.

3. Add grated Cheddar, whisking constantly until melted. Transfer pasta and broccoli to serving bowl. Pour cheese sauce over pasta-broccoli mixture and stir until coated.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 294, Fat, total(g): 8, chol.(mg): 21, sat. fat(g): 4, carb.(g): 37, fiber(g): 4, pro.(g): 18, sodium(mg): 449, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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