Healthier Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

Healthier Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese

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"We kept the cottage cheese and sour cream that make this macaroni and cheese recipe unique, but used lower-fat versions of each. The healthier version also uses whole grain macaroni and whole wheat breadcrumbs."

Ingredients 55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 380 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 380 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.9g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 28.5 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 781 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. Stir together macaroni, shredded Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Mix together bread crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl; sprinkle topping over macaroni mixture.
  4. Bake until top is golden in the preheated oven, 30 to 35 minutes.
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Reviews 13

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Lisa Joel
8/17/2012

This totally satisfied our craving for mac and cheese! I sprinkled in a few drops of liquid smoke and shook in some powdered mustard, omitted the butter and used less crumbs. Next time I'll toss the cheese mix into the food processor for a more uniform look (no need to see chunks of cottage cheese in the final product) ~Thanks Chuck, this one's a keeper!!!

Carolyn
8/10/2012

My husband and I enjoyed this mac & cheese version. I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I would suggest to use 1/2 cup of bread crumbs it seemed to be too much topping. We plan on making this again.

luv2cook
1/16/2013

My husband and 5 yr old loved this. I used 12 oz of Ronzoni Smart Taste elbow pasta and regular Daisy sour cream. I also only used 1/4 cup of bread crumbs and sprayed the top with Pam Butter spray to omit the butter. I used the recipe builder on myfitnesspal.com and it was 485 calories/serving for 6 servings. Served with a side salad and it was awesome! Thanks for the recipe!