Tomato-Topped Cheesy Macaroni

Recipe creator's name:  dash

Looks can be deceiving! This creamy, reduced-fat dish is low in cholesterol and loaded with calcium.

Preparation time:  10 minutes
Total time:  30 minutes
Servings:  4
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1¼ cups low-fat milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ cups American cheese, reduced-fat and grated
  • 1 cup crumbled sausage, cooked (optional)
Directions:

1. Cook macaroni in boiling water for 8 minutes or until al dente; drain.

2. In a medium saucepan, sauté onion in canola oil for 2 minutes. Add flour and pepper; cook 1 minute.

3. Add low-fat milk and cook, stirring, until mixture begins to thicken.

4. Stir in Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce.

5. Add cheese and stir until melted. Cook over low heat for 1 minute.

6. Stir in macaroni and  crumbled sausage, if desired. Spoon into a baking dish.

7. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Arrange tomatoes on top. Bake for 5 minutes.

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