The cheese sauce for this classic recipe uses skim milk and 2 percent sharp cheddar cheese to make a low-fat meal in less than 30 minutes.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add pasta and cook 6 minutes. Add broccoli and cook an additional 4 minutes. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, whisk milk and flour together in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then simmer 3 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat and whisk in mustard, salt, pepper and cayenne.

  • Add grated Cheddar, whisking constantly until melted. Transfer pasta and broccoli to serving bowl. Pour cheese sauce over pasta-broccoli mixture and stir until coated.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; 8 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 449 mg sodium. 37 g carbohydrates; 18 g protein;

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