Guilt Free Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Guilt Free Mac and Cheese Recipe

Macaroni and cheese is a popular side dish whose fat and calories can really add up. Our mac and cheese recipe is guilt-free, without sacrificing flavor. Our trick is to add a bit of grated onion and Dijon mustard. Try using whole-wheat noodles for added fiber.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Preparation

Mix first 11 ingredients in a bowl and then place into a 2-quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray.

Make topping for dish by combining breadcrumbs, margarine and paprika, and sprinkling over the casserole. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 5 minutes or until set.

Ingredients

4 cups cooked elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked)

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese, ran threw food processor till smooth

3/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt  

1/2 cup skim milk

2 tablespoons grated fresh onion

1 1/2 teaspoons reduced-calorie, reduced fat stick margarine, melted

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

¼ c egg substitute

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

Vegetable cooking spray

1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs

1 tablespoon reduced-calorie, reduced fat stick margarine, melted

1/4 teaspoon paprika

Nutritional Data Per Serving

Calories: 286

Fat 5g

Sat Fat 2 g

Cholesterol 13 mg

Sodium 617 mg

Carbohydrate 38 g

Fiber 2 g

Protein 22 g

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