Quick and Easy Macaroni and Cheese

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Makes 4 servings | Serving size: 2 1/2 cups


  • 1 (8 ounce) box elbow macaroni or other similar pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 cups grated cheese, a blend of cheddar and Monterey Jack or other cheeses (use part low-fat cheese)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add flour. Cook while stirring for 1 minute.
  4. Add milk. Cook until thickened and smooth, stirring occasionally.
  5. Reduce heat to low.
  6. Add cheese. Cook until cheese melts, stirring constantly.
  7. Add macaroni. Mix well.

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