'Healthified' Recipes: Mac-N-Cheese Lowfat Makeover

12:21 PM, Nov 18, 2010   |    comments
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(Betty Crocker Test Kitchen) - 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. Macaroni and Cheese (Makeover)

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Start to Finish: 45 Minutes

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 Gold Medal® all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon yellow mustard 
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 
1/4 teaspoon pepper 
2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz) Topping 2 tablespoons Progresso® plain bread crumbs 
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 
1/2 teaspoon paprika 
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 and 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.

6 servings (1 cup each)

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 25 to 30 minutes.

1 Serving: Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 50); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2.5g); Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 740mg; Potassium 240mg; Total Carbohydrate 45g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 20g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 45%; Iron 10% Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 Other Carbohydrate, 2 Lean Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 3 Did You Know? Makeover recipes are comfort-food favorites that have been remixed with less fat and sugar so they're healthier. Variation: You can omit the topping and just sprinkle with a little paprika before baking. 53% less fat -- 80% less sat fat -- 24% fewer calories than the original recipe. The real secret's in the crust.





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