Quick N Easy Low Fat Baked Macaroni & Cheese


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

janam Victoria, Australia

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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