Mom's Macaroni and Cheese

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Mom's Macaroni and Cheese

Mom's Macaroni and Cheese
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 45 minutes Source: DCC
Food Groups: Dairy, Grains
Holiday: July 4th, Christmas
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread, Egg & Cheese
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: American
Special Features: Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

Bring comfort food back to the dinner table with this classic dinner dish. It's also an excellent source of calcium!


2 cups elbow Macaroni (use whole-grain if available)
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Flour
2 cups fat-free Milk
1 1/2 cups grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste


Bring 6 cups of water to a rolling boil, add macaroni and cook until just tender. Drain.

Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan over low heat; add flour and stir for about 3 minutes, until frothy. Slowly whisk in milk (which can be pre-heated in the microwave) and stir over medium high until it thickens but does not boil.

Remove from heat and stir in grated cheese, salt and pepper. Stir in macaroni. Pour into baking dish and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 425
Total Fat: 16 g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 400 mg
Carbohydrates: 51 g
Protein: 23 g
Fiber: 2 g
Vitamin A: 122 RE
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 766 mg
Iron: 2 mg

Cook's Notes:

Round out this kids' classic meal with steamed green beans and applesauce.

Options: Top with panko breadcrumbs for crunch and/or fresh oregano for flavor.