Creamy, Light Macaroni and Cheese: Recipe Makeover

We squashed out half the calories and three-fourths of the sat fat by using a new trick in the sauce.

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Light Macaroni and Cheese Essential Ingredients
Photo: Randy Mayor

Essential Ingredients

Nonfat Milk
Replaces half-and-half and whole milk in the sauce to cut a total of 5g sat fat per serving.

Cheese Trio
Parmigiano-Reggiano, pecorino Romano, and Gruyère save 336 calories worth of cheese per serving.

Cubed Butternut Squash
Subs in for butter in our creamy sauce, saving 7g saturated fat per serving.

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