Prep time: 5 MINUTES
Cook time: ABOUT 10 MINUTES
Serves: 6 SERVINGS
1 lb macaroni
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs flour
2 cups low-fat milk
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Dash ground nutmeg
1 cup grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or parmesan, or a combination)
Most of this recipe involves heat, so little ones shouldn't lend a hand.
2. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Slowly sprinkle in cheese until sauce is thick, creamy, and smooth.
3. Pour sauce over macaroni, then toss until well-coated; serve. PER SERVING (1 1/2 cups): 423 calories, 11 g fat (6.3 g saturated), 182 mg sodium, 31 mg cholesterol. This dish is a good source of calcium.