Macaroni and cheese

Recipe Information

Macaroni and cheese is a delicious American recipe usually served as a main dish. It requires about 5 minutes of prep time and about 40 minutes of cooking time for a combined total time of 45 minutes. The overall cooking skill level is considered easy. This recipe will yield 4 servings if prepared as directed.
Servings 4
Preparation Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Cheese; Macaroni
Category Dairy; Pasta
Meal Brunch; Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Method Baking


  • 2 cups macaroni

  • 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese

  • 1 egg white

  • 1/2 packet artificial sweetener

  • 1/4 cup reduced fat processed cheese, cubed

  • 1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup saltine crackers, crushed

  • Salt

  • Cooking spray


  • Boil a large pot of water with a dash of salt in it. Put pasta into the boiling pot of water and cook until al dente or about 7 minutes.

  • Set oven temperature to 400°F. Using the cooking spray, grease a 2 quart casserole dish.

  • Blend the cottage cheese using a food processor until it is smooth. Add the cottage cheese, egg white, sweetener, cheese cubes, and buttermilk into a large bowl and stir. Mix the pasta into the large bowl.

  • Pour the macaroni and cheese into the casserole dish and sprinkle the saltines on top.

  • Bake the macaroni and cheese for 30 minutes.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 291 cal

  • Total fat: 3g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 6mg

  • Sodium: 412mg

  • Potassium: 205mg

  • Carbohydrate: 49g

  • Fiber: 2g

  • Protein: 15g