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Recipe Renovation: Macaroni and Cheese

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Recipe Renovation: Macaroni and Cheese

Course: main meals
PointsPlus® Value:    6
Servings:  8
Preparation Time:  18 min
Cooking Time:  40 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy


This rich, creamy mac and cheese was a shoo-in for this week's "Family-Friendly" recipe series.




12 oz. whole wheat elbow macaroni

1/2 cup(s) fat-free sour cream   


12 oz. fat-free evaporated milk   


8 oz. low-fat cheddar or colby cheese   


1 Tbsp Dijon mustard   


1/4 tsp table salt   


1/4 tsp black pepper   


1/8 tsp ground nutmeg   


2 Tbsp dried bread crumbs   


2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese   




  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.


  • Cook pasta according to package directions without added fat or salt; drain and transfer to a large bowl. While pasta is still hot, stir in sour cream; set aside.


  • Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until tiny bubbles appear just around the edges (known as scalding). Reduce heat to low, add cheese and simmer until cheese melts, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, about 2 minutes; remove from heat and stir in mustard, salt, pepper and nutmeg.


  • Add cheese mixture to pasta; mix well. Transfer to a 4-quart casserole dish.


  • Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese; sprinkle over pasta.


  • Bake until top is golden, about 30 minutes. Yields about 1 cup per serving.
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