Smart Baked Mac & Cheese With a Kick Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Smart Baked Mac & Cheese With a Kick
Add your photo!



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta in large pot of salted water to al dente. Drain pasta and leave to cool.
  3. To begin the roux, melt butter in seperate medium pot. Whisk in flour and mustard, stirring while cooking for about 5 minutes. Stir in the milk and continue cooking and stirring until liquid begins to thicken. Then stir in onion, bay leaf, paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin and hot sauce. Let simmer for ten minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the bay leaf.
  4. In small bowl, whisk egg until smooth and temper into the roux. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Stir until cheese is melted and egg is mixed throughout. Season cheese sauce with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour half the cooked macaroni into 2 quart casserole dish. Pour half the cheese sauce over the macaroni. Pour remainder of macaroni in casserole dish and top with remaining cheese sauce. Mix well and sprinke leftover cheese on top.
  6. *If a topping is desired, melt 2-3 TBSP Smart Balance and mix with 3/4 cup whole wheat or Panko bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top of macaroni.*.
  7. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from over and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 302.04 Kcal (1265 kJ)
Calories from fat 125.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.98g 22%
Cholesterol 58.09mg 19%
Sodium 549.12mg 23%
Potassium 234.64mg 5%
Total Carbs 30.53g 10%
Sugars 4.94g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2.62g 10%
Protein 15.27g 31%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 20%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 331.3mg 33%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 147.98 Kcal (620 kJ)
Calories from fat 61.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.85g 22%
Cholesterol 28.46mg 19%
Sodium 269.03mg 23%
Potassium 114.96mg 5%
Total Carbs 14.96g 10%
Sugars 2.42g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1.29g 10%
Protein 7.48g 31%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 20%
Iron 0.8mg 9%
Calcium 162.3mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.7
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top