Lighter macaroni cheese

    17 min

    Nothing spells comfort food like macaroni cheese, and this lighter recipe is under 400 calories per portion! You can use macaroni or any other pasta shape.


    Sussex, England, UK
    83 people made this

    Serves: 1 

    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 50g uncooked macaroni
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 100ml skimmed milk
    • 30g strong Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. Boil a saucepan of water with a tablespoon of salt. Add pasta and cook as directed on packet.
    2. In a saucepan, mix the cornflour with 2 tablespoons of the milk until it forms a smooth paste. Add the remaining milk and slowly bring to the boil stirring continuously.
    3. Once thickened, add the cheese, mustard and salt and pepper. Remove from heat.
    4. Tip cooked pasta into the saucepan with the cheese sauce. Mix and heat very gently until the pasta is all coated. Serve!


    The recipe comes in at 365 calories as it is, however it can be reduced with the use of low calorie cheese and skimmed milk. The mustard is used as it brings out the flavour of the cheese.

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    Reviews in English (4)


    1 tablespoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of cornflour seem overkill to me. Should they both be teaspoons?  -  17 Jun 2014


    Very tasty, easy & quick to make. Added carrot & broccoli to pasta.  -  08 Jun 2013


    loved it and added brown sauce (1 table spoon ) to it ( might sound horribly but it is not , its nice !! )  -  09 Jun 2013