Three Cheese Mac and Cheese Lite (Yes Lite)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

We love mac and cheese, but not all of the fat and calories, so I've been working on a lighter version and this is what I came up with. My DD loves this and she's picky about her mac and cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook macaroni according to box, pour into colander and leave. DO NOT RINSE>.
  2. Turn burner to med. Melt butter in pan, add flour and whisk together. Add milk and whisk constantly till warm and thickened. Remove from heat. Whisk in Velveeta, 1 cup cheddar and mozzarella, till melted and smooth.
  3. Add macaroni to cheese mixture. Stir until well combined.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F Pour mac and cheese into 2 qt casserole. Top with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or till cheese on top is melted.
Most Helpful

5 5

Made for Zaar Stars. We love mac & cheese, especially the baked kind, but I rarely make it because it is so loaded with fat - but this isn't and it tastes just like the full fat kind. Will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting this MsSally!

5 5

MMMMmmm... yum. I was making this for the kids at our St. Patrick's Day Party (it's the "pot of gold") and had a hard time keeping my fork out of it (and that was before it baked!). I used an entire bag of medium shells instead of the elbows (for some reason my four year old doesn't "do" mac and cheese elbows), and the ratio was perfect. I sprinkled only about 1/2 cup mozzarella on top of the mac and cheese before baking too (because the four year old also has a thing against shredded yellow cheese?!?!) and it was perfect for us. Thanks for sharing.

4 5

I will make this again. It came together nicely and the family approved. Thank you for posting.