Baked Macaroni And Cheese Recipe


Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Coarsely chopped onion1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Unbleached all purpose flour1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Skim milk1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chopped fresh tomatoes1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Chopped fresh parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Coarse grain mustard1 Tablespoon
 Worcestershire sauce1 Tablespoon
 Black pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Elbow macaroni10 Ounce (2 1/2 cups)
 Grated cheddar cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1913 Calories from Fat 531

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g91.2%

Saturated Fat 14.3 g71.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 34.9 mg

Sodium 528.7 mg22%

Total Carbohydrates 283 g94.5%

Dietary Fiber 17 g68.2%

Sugars 35.2 g

Protein 58 g115.6%

Vitamin A 102.8% Vitamin C 98.7%

Calcium 59.5% Iron 56.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. For the sauce, melt the margarine in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, and cook, stirring, 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Add the flour and stir until well blended. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Cook the sauce, stirring frequently, another 5 to 5 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in the tomatoes, parsley, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pepper, then remove the pan from the heat, cover and set aside.
2. Preheat the oven to 350°.
3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the macaroni 8 minutes, or according to the package directions, until al dente. Drain the macaroni and transfer it to a 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Add the sauce and stir well. Spread the cheese over the macaroni and bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until the macaroni is heated through and the cheese is melted.