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    Low Calorie Mac and Cheese

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    25 mins

    5 mins

    20 mins

    Chesska's Note:

    Trying to eat healthier AND please your kids can be tricky! This yummy dish is low in calories and it's sure to please kids, too. :) Recipe from "Slim & Scrumptious" by Joy Bauer.

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    Serves: 6



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    1. 1
      Shred cheese and set aside allowing the cheese to come to room temperature, which will help it to melt better.
    2. 2
      Bring a large pot of unsalted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook according to the package directions for al dente pasta.
    3. 3
      In a large saucepan, combine 2 cups of milk with soy sauce, onion powder, dry mustard, paprika, bay leaf, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Place over medium heat and cook until the mixture comes to a gentle simmer.
    4. 4
      In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with the remaining 1/4 cup of milk. Add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce and stir to combine. Return the sauce to a simmer and cook for 2 or 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    5. 5
      Remove saucepan from heat, discard the bay leaf, and add the shredded cheese. Stir until the cheese is completely melted and no lumps remain.
    6. 6
      Add the butter to the cheese sauce and stir until completely melted inches.
    7. 7
      Drain the macaroni (but don't rinse), and return to pot.
    8. 8
      Pour cheese sauce over cooked macaroni and stir until everything is coated. Cover pot and allow it to sit for 5 or 10 minutes before serving.

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    Nutritional Facts for Low Calorie Mac and Cheese

    Serving Size: 1 (224 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 427.1
    Calories from Fat 76
    Total Fat 8.5 g
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    Cholesterol 21.9 mg
    Sodium 639.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 64.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 26.5 g

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