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This recipe proves you don’t have to give up your favorite dishes to eat heart-healthy meals. Here’s a lower-fat version of a true classic.

Classic Macaroni and Cheese

2 cups macaroni

½ cup onion, chopped

½ cup fat-free evaporated milk

1 medium egg, lightly beaten

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

1-¼ cup (4 ounces) low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded

Cooking spray

Cook macaroni according to package directions, but do not add salt to the cooking water. Drain and set aside. Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly spray saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Add onion to saucepan and sauté for about 3 minutes over medium heat. In a bowl, combine macaroni, onion and the remaining ingredients, and mix thoroughly. Transfer mixture into casserole dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serves 8.

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