Quick N Easy Low Fat Baked Macaroni & Cheese

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This is a family favourite which is quick to prepare, enjoy!


    Victoria, Australia
    41 people made this

    Makes: 1 One tray

    • 500g pasta elbows
    • 2 cups low fat milk
    • 2 tablespoons Plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups tasty cheese grated
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or cayenne pepper
    • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
    • 2 tablespoons tasty or Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:10min resting  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Coat a medium baking dish or six 10 - 12 ounce (350g-ish) ramekins with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Cook 500g packet of elbow macaroni or your favorite pasta following package directions. Drain and return to pot.
    3. While the pasta cooks, combine 2 cups low-fat milk and 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour in a medium size saucepan and whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly. Remove from heat and add 1 1/2 cups grated tasty cheese, whisking until smooth. 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder, 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
    4. Stir cheese sauce into the cooked pasta. Spoon mixture into the prepared baking dish or ramekins.
    5. Sprinkle on top 2 tablespoons plain bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes for large dish, 20 minutes for ramekins or until heated through. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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    The kids loved it, I did to. Will probably use again!  -  07 Mar 2016


    My first time making macaroni cheese and a good recipe to try. I didn't use breadcrumbs or parmesan so was even easier to make :o)  -  04 Mar 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I followed this recipe down to a tee and my macaroni has never turned out so dry. I will stick with my own version which incorporates butter and garlic to produce a roux which leads to a moist and delicious macaroni.  -  02 Jun 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)