Zesty Macaroni and Cheese

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 25 min.
An old time favorite with a low-fat spin.


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 Tbs margarine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp Tabasco sauce, (or other hot red pepper sauce)
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 cups reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 Tbs Parmesan cheese, grated, fresh


  • In a large pot, heat water to a boil. Cook macaroni in rapidly boiling water until done. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt margarine in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add flour and cook one minute, stirring constantly with a wire whisk. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Continue to stir and cook over medium heat approximately 10 minutes until thickened and bubbly. Boil for one minute and remove from heat.
  • Add seasonings (Worcestershire sauce, mustard, Tabasco and pepper) and cheeses. Stir until cheeses melt. Combine cheese sauce and macaroni in a bowl; stir well. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 437
  Calories from Fat 102 (23%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(27%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(8%)Cholesterol 24mg
(25%)Sodium 590mg
(10%)Potassium 362mg
Total Carbohydrate 53g
(6%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(59%)Protein 29g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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