Guilt-Free Mac & Cheese

OVERVIEW: Clock IconPrep: 5 min. | Cook: 40 min. Fork Icon 9 servings


  • 8 ounces Clover Valley™ elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons Blue Bonnet™ trans-fat free margarine
  • 1 tablespoon Clover Valley™ all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups Meadow Gold™ 1% lowfat milk
  • 2 cups Clover Valley™ shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Clover Valley™ onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Clover Valley™ salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Clover Valley™ black pepper
  • 2 (4-ounce) containers Gerber™ butternut squash baby food


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan over medium heat, melt margarine, whisk in flour, and cook 1 minute. Add milk, cook 6 to 8 minutes or until smooth and slightly thickened, whisking occasionally. Stir in cheddar cheese, onion powder, salt, and pepper, and cook until cheese is melted. Stir in squash and macaroni; mix well. Pour mixture into casserole dish.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through and golden.