Healthy Mac and Cheese Recipe-One Dish with no boiling pasta

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Healthy Mac and Cheese Recipe is one of the ultimate classic comfort foods.

My healthy Mac and cheese recipe is always a family favorite and I have to admit my kids do like the Kraft macaroni and cheese dinner version in the box.  Well, I had to come up with a healthier mac and cheese recipe that was easy plus I had to try to convince my kids how good my macaroni and cheese recipe was.  So, I did it  and my trim and terrific baked mac and cheese recipe that’s in my Gulf Coast Favorites cookbook is better for you and healthier.

Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe is ONE STEP-No Boiling Pasta

What’s best about this easy healthy Mac and Cheese recipe is you don’t even have to boil the pasta.  Just toss all the ingredients in one dish and magically it turns out out easy to whip up and absolutely delicious.  Nothing fancy as this family favorite uses pantry ingredients that you probably already have at your home.

One Step Mac and Cheese in Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC® Gulf Coast Favorites

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Use no boil pasta for this all-in-one recipe for a quick and simple favorite.  I like a little sugar, but you can leave out the sugar, if desired.

Makes about 12 (2/3 cup) servings

5 cups skim milk
1  egg
3 tablespoons  sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 (16-ounce.) package small sea shell pasta or macaroni
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese divided

1. Preheat oven 350°F. Coat 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and sugar.  Combine butter, pasta and 1 1/2 cups cheese in prepared dish. Pour milk mixture over and stir well.
3. Bake, covered, about 50  minutes or until all liquid is almost absorbed. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese; continue baking 5-10 minutes more.

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 255, Calories from fat 19%, Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 32 mg, Sodium 178 mg, Carbohydrate 37 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 10 g, Protein 14 g, Diabetic Exchanges 2 starch, 1/2 fat-free milk, 1 lean meathealthy mac and cheese recipe baking dish

I usually use a Pyrex oblong baking dish which should be a staple in your home.  Here’s a fantastic oblong porcelain baking dish  perfect for this recipe.  From oven to table or great if you’re bring the Mac and Cheese somewhere.

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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