Low Fat Pasta Recipes

Macaroni Cheese

low fat macaroni and cheese bake© minadezhda

Everybody loves macaroni and cheese! The low fat macaroni and cheese recipe is perhaps one of the easiest to prepare, especially because you may have all the ingredients already in your pantry.

I normally resort to this recipe whenever I don't feel like thinking too hard about what to cook. Yes, it happens even to the Skinny Chef!

Macaroni and Cheese has always been a favourite with both adults and children. It’s can be served as a side dish, light dinner or a satisfying lunch.

I like meat in my pasta, but I gladly make an exception with the macaroni and cheese dinner, as it is creamy and savoury enough to keep my meat urges down.

You can make low fat mac and cheese in minutes and adults and kids alike will ask for seconds.


1.5 cups of elbow macaroni

1 cup of low fat milk

half an onion, grated

2 Tbsp flour

2 tsps crushed garlic

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/2 tsp grated nutmeg

ground black pepper

1 cup of low fat cheddar cheese

1 can of crushed tomatoes and basil

salt to taste

Nutritional Information:

Serves 4

Fat: 11 g

Cal: 313

KJ: 1315

WW: 6 Points

This is what you do:

Preheat the oven to 180 C (about 350 F).

Cook the macaroni following the instructions in the pack, then drain and set aside.

In a large pot, mix the milk, onion, garlic mustard, flour, salt, nutmeg and pepper and then bring them to a boil as you stir the mix till it goes thick, which will be about 3 or 4 minutes.

Then pour cheese into the mix and stir to combine thoroughly.

Pour the cheese mixture onto the macaroni pot, and mix with the tomato and basil.

Spray a Pyrex and pour the macaroni mixture in. Bake for about 35 minutes. The let it settle and cool down before serving it.

Tip: You could try it with low fat mozarella cheese. Aahhhhhhh! So delicious! (and it's good for you!) ;-)

Source: Weight Watchers Versatile Vegetarian

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