Healthier Mac and Cheese
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Serves: 8
  • 12 ounces whole wheat elbow macaroni (or your favorite whole wheat pasta)
  • 3 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups skim milk
  • 4 Tablespoons light cream cheese (I used Greek yogurt cream cheese)
  • 2 cups reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Cook 12 ounces of whole wheat pasta as directed on package (you can use elbow macaroni, rotini pasta (like I used in the picture), penne pasta, or any whole wheat variety that you have available). Set cooked pasta aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, add flour and salt to a separate saucepan and mix together. Add in milk and whisk together.
  3. Turn the heat to medium-high and add in cream cheese to the milk mixture. Stir constantly until it starts to boil, then reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes or until it starts to thicken up.
  4. Remove saucepan from heat and add in shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted.
  5. Pour cheese over cooked pasta, mix together, and enjoy!
Recipe by Tone and Tighten at