Low sodium mac and cheese is a classic comfort food that brings back fond memories of childhood. It's a dish that is loved by kids and adults alike, and for good reason. Who can resist the creamy, cheesy goodness of a perfectly cooked mac and cheese? Not to mention that it has a low sodium intake. This definitely makes it a great option for a healthier mac.
While boxed mac and cheese is convenient, there is nothing quite like making it from scratch. In this ultimate guide, we'll take you step-by-step through the process of making a creamy stovetop mac and cheese from scratch that will have your taste buds dancing. From selecting the right pasta to creating the perfect cheese sauce, we've got you covered. So, put on your apron and get ready to impress your friends and family with the best mac and cheese they've ever tasted! Enough of the yapping. Let's make this easy healthy mac and cheese recipe!
Low-sodium stovetop mac and cheese is a variation of the traditional macaroni and cheese dish that is prepared on the stovetop with reduced sodium ingredients. it's a great recipe for those that are on a low sodium diet. Not, to mention the perfect side dish. It's usually prepared over medium-low heat. It typically includes macaroni noodles, a cheese sauce made with low-sodium cheese, and other low-sodium ingredients such as low-sodium milk or broth. The homemade mac dish is cooked on the stovetop until the noodles are cooked and the cheese sauce is melted and creamy. The reduced sodium content makes it a healthier option for those who are watching their sodium intake!
Here are all of the following ingredients. A full list with measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
1) In a saucepan cook macaroni according to package directions. After noodles have cooked until al dente remove them from the stove and drain.
2) To a medium heat pot add the noodles, then milk, pepper, garlic powder, butter, cream cheese and sharp cheese.
3) Stir until the cream cheese and sharp cheese melts and become extra creamy. If not baking at this point you can enjoy!
4) Add your low sodium mac and cheese to a oven safe baking dish. Add cheese over the top and place in a preheated oven of 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!
This low sodium mac and cheese recipe isn't hard to pair with another recipe. The possiblities are endless. You can add a side of flourless fried chicken, broccoli, or even fried chicken without buttermilk. This recipe can be enjoyed by itself. I promise you that it will be just a good!
The first thing you need to know is to not boil the macaroni too long. Check the macaroni periodically to make sure its not too hard but not too soft. If too soft your macaroni will become mushy.
Some people are a bit confused on rather or not they can use pre shredded cheese and the answer is yes. Also, I use sharp cheese because it gives the macaroni a more pronounced taste in my opinion. You can also use fresh grated cheese.
The answer is yes. Just make sure you drain the macaroni after you have boiled it.
Yes, I usually prefer my macaroni hot off the stove top. Having to reheat the dish isn’t my preference.
Last Updated on July 12, 2023 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: August 26, 2020
August 26, 2020