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Macaroni and Cheese Makeover

Love mac 'n cheese but not all the fat? Take comfort in our new and improved recipe, using fat-free sour cream and reduced-fat cheese.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

Casserole

2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (8 oz)
1/2
cup fat-free sour cream
2
cups fat-free (skim) milk
2
tablespoons finely chopped onion or 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon yellow mustard
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
2
cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Topping

2
tablespoons Progresso® plain bread crumbs
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, cook and drain macaroni as directed on package. Return to saucepan; stir in sour cream. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, stir milk, onion, flour, mustard, seasoned salt, red pepper and black pepper with wire whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • 3 Add cheese sauce to cooked macaroni mixture; mix well. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over casserole.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are bubbly.
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, cook and drain macaroni as directed on package. Return to saucepan; stir in sour cream. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, stir milk, onion, flour, mustard, seasoned salt, red pepper and black pepper with wire whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • 3 Add cheese sauce to cooked macaroni mixture; mix well. Spoon into baking dish. In small bowl, mix topping ingredients until crumbly. Sprinkle over casserole.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are bubbly.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Makeover recipes are comfort-food favorites that have been remixed with less fat and sugar so they're healthier.

Sharp Cheddar cheese, mustard and cayenne bump up the flavor of this reduced-fat version of macaroni and cheese.

You can omit the topping and just sprinkle with a little paprika before baking.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
740mg
740%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
20g
20%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
45%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.