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Fast & Easy Dinner: No-Bake Macaroni and Cheese

Fast & Easy Dinner: No-Bake Macaroni and Cheese

Stop! Put down that box of macaroni and cheese and pick up a cheese grater. This recipe for no-bake mac and cheese is creamy, delicious, and simple to put together. Made with lowfat milk, whole-wheat pasta, and broccoli, it's far healthier than its boxed counterpart. To serve this meal without heading to the grocery store, use whatever cheese and frozen vegetables you have on hand. Sound delish? Get the recipe when you


No-Bake Macaroni and Cheese

No-Bake Macaroni and Cheese

No-Bake Macaroni and Cheese


8 ounces whole-wheat elbow noodles (2 cups)
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli
1 3/4 cups low-fat milk, divided
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
3/4 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta for 4 minutes. Add frozen broccoli and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the pasta and broccoli are just tender, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 1/2 cups milk in another large pot over medium-high heat until just simmering.
  3. Whisk the remaining 1/4 cup milk, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl until combined. Add the flour mixture to the simmering milk; return to a simmer and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and whisk in Cheddar, Parmesan and mustard until the cheese is melted.
  5. Drain the pasta and broccoli and add to the cheese sauce. Return to the heat and cook, stirring, over medium-low heat, until heated through, about 1 minute.

Serves 4.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 412 calories; 13 g fat (7 g sat, 1 g mono); 37 mg cholesterol; 56 g carbohydrate; 22 g protein; 7 g fiber; 640 mg sodium; 236 mg potassium. Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (70% daily value), Calcium (40% dv), Fiber (27% dv), Vitamin A (25% dv), Magnesium (16% dv).
3 Carbohydrate Servings

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reni reni 7 years
That does NOT look like whole wheat macaroni in that picture. It's way too white. I know the ww is not as pretty, but that's just wrong.
Bksuga Bksuga 7 years
sounds good i would add a little garlic
LoveSarah LoveSarah 7 years
I know it is lunch time because I am drooling over that picture right now! It looks very good!
lil-miss-haley lil-miss-haley 7 years
I put mixed veges in my mac cheese along with bacon and/or chicken.. whatever I can find
briannaNicole briannaNicole 7 years
What's on the side, just shredded carrots? Yum!
emalove emalove 7 years
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
broccoli with mac and cheese is AMAZING! tidalwave, i also love to spice it up...i use tabasco sauce though!
Food Food 7 years
@ilanac13: I tell myself the same thing, and hasn't really worked. :wink:
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
Wow I've never put broccoli in my mac and cheese, that sounds wonderful. I usually add a pinch of cayenne to mine for a kick
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 7 years
This looks yummy!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 7 years
This looks yummy!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
ooooh you're SO speaking my language here. i love mac n cheese and i can't live without it so i'm really looking forward to this recipe. the only downside is that i told myself that i wasn't going to eat it that much anymore.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
My sis would love this.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
My sis would love this.
partysugar partysugar 7 years
Ladies, theere seems to be a problem with the recipes showing up. The geeks are working on it!
kashore kashore 7 years
I can't see the recipe either and have run into the same issue repeatedly. Why were the recipes removed from the main body? I enjoyed reading the intro and scanning the recipe in the same quick review.
telane telane 7 years
I love mac and cheese almost as much as I love broccoli... but for some reason I can't see the recipe on here after clicking the link.... I will have to try viewing this page on my PC later.... I hope it works!
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