Diabetes Recipes

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cup(s)

Makes: 4 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 297

Total Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 630mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 28g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 21g

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Make this for: Dinner

Category: Pasta

This Recipe Makes: 4 Serving(s)


A comforting favorite, Macaroni and Cheese, this Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Diabetic Recipe makes it even better for your diabetic diet needs.

What you'll need

  • 1 cup uncooked elbow macaroni (4 ounces)
  • 2 tbsp. grated onion
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1 tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cup fat free milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  • Step 1
    Preheat the oven to 375-degrees. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions, omitting salt. Drain.
  • Step 2
    Place half of the cooked macaroni in a 1-1/2 quart casserole sprayed with non-stick pan spray. Sprinkle with half of the onion and cheese. Repeat the layers.
  • Step 3
    Melt the margarine in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour. Add the milk slowly, stirring until smooth. Add salt and pepper. Return the pan to the heat and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens (the sauce will be thin.)
  • Step 4
    Pour the sauce over the macaroni. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer.

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Starch: 2
  • Fat: 1/2
  • Meats & Meat Substitutes: 2