Baked Macaroni and Cheese


Indulge in the ultimate comfort food without the guilt! Our English Lighter Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe is a savory symphony of flavors, promising a wholesome twist to a classic favorite. Perfect for cozy family dinners or entertaining guests, this dish will leave everyone craving more.


  • 2 cups whole wheat macaroni
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cook macaroni according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  • In a saucepan, heat olive oil, add flour, and whisk until golden.
  • Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until smooth.
  • Mix in cheddar, mozzarella, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper until cheese melts.
  • Combine cheese sauce with cooked macaroni, then transfer to a baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, mix breadcrumbs and Parmesan; sprinkle over the macaroni.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

How to Prepare:

Follow these simple steps to create a lighter version of the classic macaroni and cheese. Choose whole wheat ingredients for added nutritional value without compromising on taste.

Preparation Time:

With just 15 minutes of prep and 25 minutes of baking, you’ll have a mouthwatering dish ready to serve in under 40 minutes.


This recipe yields 6 generous servings, making it ideal for family dinners or gatherings with friends.


Elevate your macaroni and cheese experience with our English Lighter Baked version. A delightful harmony of flavors and a healthier choice for every mac ‘n’ cheese enthusiast, this recipe is bound to become a family favorite. Enjoy guilt-free indulgence like never before!

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