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Classic Macaroni and Cheese

Classic macaroni and cheese in a small bowl

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  • 2 cups macaroni
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 2 cups evaporated fat-free milk
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ¼ cups low-fat cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • Nonstick cooking spray, as needed


  1. Cook macaroni according to directions—but do not add salt to the cooking water. Drain and set aside.
  2. Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Reheat oven to 350 °F.
  4. Lightly spray saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Add onions to saucepan and sauté for about 3 minutes.
  5. In another bowl, combine macaroni, onions, and the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  6. Transfer mixture into casserole dish.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: ½ cup
Calories 200
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 34 mg
Sodium 120 mg
Total Fiber 1 g
Protein 11 g
Carbohydrates 29 g

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style

Last Updated: May 17, 2013