Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish.


"They take great pride in making their dinner cost much; I take my pride in making my dinner cost so little."
-Henry David Thoreau, Author

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A great, healthy Mac and Cheese that kids love.

The key to this is to not overheat the sauce. The eggs need to cook but if you let the sauce boil, it will likely curdle. That won't really affect the flavor but the texture will be a bit lumpy.

Al Dente

An Italian phrase whose literal translation means "to the tooth." A food is said to be cooked al dente when there is a slight resistance when it is bitten. The term is used for any food, not just pasta. Lightly blanched asparagus, for example, is said to be cooked al dente.


Creamy Mac and Cheese

Servings = 4 | Serving size =2 ounces pasta

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

Leftovers are good. Reheat gently after adding 1- Tbsp. of 2% milk per serving.

Serve with Roasted Beets or Roasted Acorn Squash or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Herbed Zucchini or Maple Sweetened Collard Greens or Cole Slaw or Healthy Caesar Salad or Yellow Squash and Onions or Zucchini Salad

4 quarts water
8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta or gluten-free penne pasta
2 large eggs
1/2 cup 2% milk (1 % milk will work)
5 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese (grated)
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper

Place the water in a medium stock-pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until done. Do not overcook the pasta should be cooked al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, combine the eggs and milk in a medium sauce pan. Whisk until smooth. Add the reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salt.

When the pasta is done, drain well and add it to the pot with the cheese over medium heat. Stir well until the cheese is completely melted and creamy. Don't let the mixture boil and but when the sauce is very thick remove from the heat.

Add fresh ground black pepper to taste, stir and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 ounces pasta

Servings = 4


Amount Per Serving

Calories 308 Calories from Fat 56
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 6g 10%
    Saturated Fat 3g 14%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 344mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 22% Iron 15%
Vitamin K 0 mcg Potassium 233 mg
Magnesium 94 mg