Easy Macaroni and Cheese

This updated casserole recipe uses fat-free milk, refrigerated egg product and reduced-fat cheddar cheese, which lower the calories, fat, and carbs in your meal. As an added bonus, this recipe fits into a diabetes-friendly diet.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
9 servings


  • 8 ounces dried elbow macaroni

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated, fat-free milk

  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¾ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (3 ounces)

  • ¼ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (1 ounce)

  • ½ teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain pasta and keep warm. Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together evaporated milk, egg, onion powder and pepper. Add drained macaroni, Parmesan cheese and cheddar cheese; mix well.

  3. Spread macaroni mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake about 25 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
3g Fat
24g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Vitamin A 453IU 9%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 103mcg 26%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Calcium 249mg 19%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 177mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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