Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Diabetic Friendly Recipe
A comforting favorite, Macaroni and Cheese, this Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Diabetic Recipe makes it even better for your diabetic diet needs.
1 cup (4 ounces) uncooked elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons grated onion
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 cups fat free milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375-degrees. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions, omitting salt. Drain.
Place half of the cooked macaroni in a 1-1/2 quart casserole sprayed with non-stick pan spray. Sprinkle with half of the onion and cheese. Repeat the layers.
Melt the margarine in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour. Add the milk slowly, stirring until smooth. Add salt and pepper. Return the pan to the heat and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens (the sauce will be thin.)
Pour the sauce over the macaroni. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.
Nutrition information per serving (1 cup):
Recipe makes 4 servings (4 cups)
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 297; Fat: 10g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Sodium: 628mg; Carbohydrates: 28g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 21g; Exchanges: 2 Starch, 2 Lean Meat, 1/2 Fat