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Down-Home Macaroni & Cheese

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6 servings

Macaroni and cheese that's creamy, cheesy and a Healthy Living recipe, too? It's not the impossible dream. It's real, and its right here!

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Remove half of butter; mix with bread crumbs. Set aside. Stir flour into remaining butter in saucepan; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually stir in milk until well blended; cook and stir until thickened. Add VELVEETA and 1-1/2 cups cheddar; cook until melted, stirring frequently. Stir in macaroni.
  • Spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole; top with remaining Cheddar and buttered crumbs.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

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Make Ahead

Assemble recipe as directed. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake at 350°F for 30 min. or until heated through.


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Low fat
  • Generally Nutritious

Nutrition Bonus

This low-fat, made-from-scratch family favorite, is a good source of calcium from the cheese. And as a bonus, this comfort-food classic can fit into a healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 330
Total fat 7g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 700mg
Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 7g
Protein 23g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 50 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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