Home > Food > Recipes > Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Green Beans

Sign up for free newsletters packed with parenting advice, family activities, recipes, and more.

Register here or current subscribers, enter email address below:

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Green Beans

Categories: Vegetarian
Type: Main Dishes

This macaroni and cheese recipe is so quick and easy, you'll have time to relax with your kids before dinner.

Serves: Serves: 4


  • 1 1/2 cups hot cooked elbow macaroni, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups (one 16-ounce can) cut green beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 small fat-free saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Save Recipe

Add to shopping list

Please sign in to save recipes or create shopping lists.

Sign In

Not registered? Join now!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine macaroni, green beans, and Cheddar cheese.
  3. Add mushroom soup and black pepper. Mix well to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and parsley flakes.
  5. Sprinkle mixture evenly over top. Lightly spray crumbs with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Place baking dish on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Divide into 4 servings.
  • 1. 1 full cup uncooked elbow macaroni usually cooks to about 1 1/2 cups. 2. A self-seal sandwich bag works great for crushing crackers.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY WITH THE KIDS IN MIND by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 1998 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

If you'd like to buy this book, click here.

Sign-Up Now!

Sign up to save recipes or create shopping lists online.

Already registered? Login here

register now


Cooking Tips

Loading the player...

More Videos:

© 2000-2016  Sandbox Networks, Inc. All Rights Reserved.