Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Easy macaroni and cheese

Preparation time: 25 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • 1 box (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 10 ounces light process cheese loaf, cubed (such as Velveeta Light)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter-flavor sprinkles (such as Butter Buds)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Fill a two-quart pan two-thirds full of water. Bring to a boil, add macaroni, stir, and cook until tender (about 6–8 minutes). Drain well. Add half-and-half, cubed processed cheese, butter-flavor sprinkles, and pepper to the macaroni. Place over low heat and cook until cheese is melted; gently stir periodically.

Yield: 5 cups. Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 135, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 445 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1/2 low-fat milk. Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2.


This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.