Five Minute Mac-n-Cheese


5-Minute Mac-n-Cheese

Sometimes you need a helping of good old comfort food. Using whole wheat pasta and reduced fat cheese, you can make macaroni and cheese a reasonably healthful dish. It’s a hasty tasty meal or side dish, depending on your appetite. ☺


Five Minute Mac-n-Cheese


  1. ½ cup skim or 1% milk
  2. 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  3. 1 Tbsp. frozen chopped onions
  4. ¼ tsp. minced garlic
  5. Pinch grated nutmeg
  6. 1 measuring cup of shredded reduced fat cheese (your choice—I like sharp cheddar)
  7. 1 cup cooked whole wheat macaroni
  8. Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Dissolve the cornstarch into the cold milk. Stir in onions and garlic.
  2. Pour the milk mixture into a one-quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Quickly reduce heat and stir frequently until milk thickens.
  3. Immediately remove from heat and fold in the cheese until incorporated to make a cheese sauce. If sauce is too tight or stiff, add a small amount of milk.
  4. Toss with the macaroni, season as desired with salt and/or pepper, and serve.

Yield: 2 servings (or 1 if you’re hungry!)


From RECIPES FOR RECOVERY ©2011 Cheryl Norman

1 Comment

Filed under casseroles, Healthful Eating, macaroni and cheese, pasta, Recipes

One response to “Five Minute Mac-n-Cheese

  1. Amateur Cook

    Meal size for me. I love eating a big bowl of M ‘n C!

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