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Makeover Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

With its creamy consistency and two different cheeses, this entree captures the essence of comfort food. But here's the kicker: it's been slimmed down for you so you can enjoy it without over indulging. —Darcie Zerniak, Ontario, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    7 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 pound reduced-fat process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Minced chives, optional

Directions

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk and broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Reduce heat; stir in the sour cream, process cheese, Parmesan, mustard and pepper until smooth.
  • Drain macaroni; stir in cheddar cheese. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Add cream sauce and mix well. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with chives if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 394 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 842mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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