Reduced Fat Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

close-up photo of a bowl of macaroni and cheese

I’m always trying to find healthier ways to cook some of Mr. K’s favorite dishes, like macaroni and cheese. This weekend, I set about making a creamy, reduced fat version using some substitute ideas I’ve come across.
photo of a bowl of macaroni and cheese with a fork
I tried a few different things: Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, but in the end it was The Laughing Cow wedges that did the trick. The light cheese wedges made the macaroni and cheese quite creamy. I didn’t miss the butter or the extra cheddar cheese that is usually in the stove top macaroni cheese recipes I’ve tried.
close-up photo of a forkful of pasta
It’s not necessarily the best macaroni and cheese recipe, but it’s much healthier and still quite tasty. The entire recipe is 1076 calories, 33 grams of fat and it serves between 2-4.

Reduced Fat Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 -4

I'm always trying to find healthier ways to cook some favorite comfort food dishes, and this reduced fat macaroni and cheese has all the comfort without all the calories.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups macaroni or shell pasta
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Laughing Cow light creamy swiss wedges
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk

Directions:

  1. Bring the saucepan to a boil and cook pasta. When finished, drain out water and place pasta back into saucepan. 

  2. Keeping stove on low heat, add in the shredded cheese, wedges, milk, mustard powder and cayenne pepper. Stir with a spoon until cheese is melted and the rest and milk is evaporated.
Nutrition Facts
Reduced Fat Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.4g18%
Saturated Fat 6.1g38%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 31.4mg10%
Sodium 174.6mg8%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3.3g4%
Protein 16.8g34%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 2.2mg12%
Net Carbs 46g92%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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