Guilt Free Mac & Cheese

Inspired by Meal Makeover Moms’ Kitchen

Guilt-Free Mac & Cheese

Guilt Free Mac and Cheese


  • 12oz bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 13.25oz box of whole wheat elbow pasta
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 14oz can vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Delicatessen style mustard
  • 8oz package shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese


  • Preheat over to 350. Place thawed spinach in paper towel lined bowl to soak up moisture. Set aside.
  • Cook pasta per directions. Drain and set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat 1 tbsp. oil in large pan on medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 min. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add remaining 2 tbsp. oil, flour and pepper. MIx. Whisk in milk, broth, soy sauce, and mustard. Raise heat to a boil, continue to stir. Then reduce heat to low and stir until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and mix in cheddar cheese and spinach. Add pasta. Place mixture in 9 X 13 pan. Top with Parmesan cheese and bake until golden brown, about 15 min.

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*If you want to skip the last step, just serve pasta without Parmesan cheese to save on time and a dirty dish

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • 267 Calories
  • 10g Fat
  • 4g Saturated Fat
  • 18mg Cholesterol
  • 317mg Sodium
  • 32g Carbohydrate
  • 5g Fiber
  • 12g Protein

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