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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 211.2
  • Total Fat: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.3 mg
  • Sodium: 497.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 18.8 g

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Slim 'N' Trim Macaroni and Cheese

Submitted by: RD03875

Introduction

This is a favorite of my family. It uses cottage cheese and evaporated milk but tastes great!

I did substitute Dreamfields macaroni since it's low carb
This is a favorite of my family. It uses cottage cheese and evaporated milk but tastes great!

I did substitute Dreamfields macaroni since it's low carb

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    3 1/2 cups cooked, drained elbow Macaroni, I use Dreamfields low carb pasta
    1 3/4 cup low fat sharp Cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup finely chopped Onions
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    3 TBS chopped Parsley
    1 3/4 cup low fat or fat free Cottage Cheese
    1/2 cup evaporated skim milk
    2 TBS Dijon Mustard
    salt and pepper to taste if desired
    1 slice cooked bacon
    1 slice whole wheat Bread, crumbled
    3 TBS grated Parmesan Cheese

    I like to add herbs and other various spices to make it different.

Directions

Preheat oven to 350

In a large bowl, combine macaroni, cheddar cheese, onion and parsley

In blender or food processor combine cottage cheese, milk and mustard. Process until smooth.

Pour over macaroni mixture and mix thoroughly.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Turn into 2 quart casserole dish coated with non-stick spray

Crumble bacon and mix with bread crumbs and Parmesan.
Sprinkle over casserole

Bake 20 minutes

Makes 8 - 1 1/2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RD03875.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved everything about this recipe and so did my family. We will be making this again very soon! - 10/2/10

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  • Incredibly creamy and flavorful. I used cayenne & paprika instead of parsley and left out the bacon. - 8/18/13

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  • Wonderful... !! Very happy to see an actual "light" version of mac and cheese for our healthier meal planning. And even better it was pretty amazing! Thank you for posting:) - 2/29/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    it was ok. i'll have 2 try another recipe - 9/19/10

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  • Very good recipe only reduce the Dijon mustard to TEASPOONS. I found this recipe on another site and they used teaspoons which is a much better ratio. - 9/4/10

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  • For a lighter version of the classic, this is great! Even my picky kids loved it. Lots of flavor, and really creamy. I love it! - 9/2/10

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  • great variation on an old favorite.....loved the idea of using cottage cheese.... - 8/26/10

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  • My family LOVED this!! - 8/22/10

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  • Thanks for the recipe our family will like - 8/6/10

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