4 C. cooked whole wheat macaroni noodles (about half of a 13.5-oz. box)

2 Tbsp. olive oil spread

1 Tbsp. brown rice flour

1/2 small onion, minced

1 tsp. mustard, ground

1/2 tsp. chipotle chili pepper, ground

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

2 C. skim milk

2 C. Mexican cheese blend (Cheddar, Monterey Jack), divided

Salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Prepare macaroni noodles according to package instructions.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt olive oil spread. Sauté onion until translucent.
  4. Add brown rice flour and whisk until lightly browned.
  5. Add milk. Bring just to the verge of boiling and remove from heat.
  6. Add 1 1/2 C. cheese. Stir until blended, add noodles.
  7. Place in casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.
  8. Set oven to broil and put casserole dish in oven until cheese is browned


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