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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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