A Heart-Healthy Recipe from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Number of Servings: 8
This recipe proves you don't have to give up your favorite dishes to eat heart healthy meals—here's a lower fat version of a true classic
- 2 cups macaroni
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
- 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 and 1/4 cups (4 oz) low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded
- Cooking spray
- Cook macaroni according to package directions—but do not add salt to the cooking water. Drain and set aside.
- Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Preheat oven to 350 °F.
- Lightly spray saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Add onion to saucepan and sauté for about 3 minutes over medium heat.
- In a bowl, combine macaroni, onion, and the remaining ingredients, and mix thoroughly.
- Transfer mixture into casserole dish.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Tip: Pairs nicely with steamed broccoli and garlic.