Healthier Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese5 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 45 min
- Ready In: 55 min
“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.” - by MakeItHealthy
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake until top is golden in the preheated oven, 30 to 35 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 380 cal
- 9.9 g
- 45.9 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (5)Rate This Recipe
"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 ..." See morecheese 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!!!"
"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..." See more again."
"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 ..." See moreomit 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!"
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