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Guilt-Free Mac 'n' Cheese

Guilt-Free Mac 'n' Cheese

"'I wanted to make macaroni and cheese that tasted good but didn't add on pounds,' writes Ruth Ann Stoy of Newport, Michigan. 'I think I've done it!'"
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45 m servings
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  1. In a blender, combine the milk, cottage cheese, onion, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper;cover and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl; stir in the macaroni and 1/4 cup cheese.
  2. Transfer to a 1-qt. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until edges are bubbly.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: 3/4 cup equals 268 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 515 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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My family loved this dish! I made a few changes that probably didn't help on the 'guilt-free' purpose of this recipe, but still, it was great! Instead of Parmasean cheese, I used Kraft Mexican...

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Edible, but not wonderful. I really wanted to like it since it's a healthier Mac n' Cheese choice. Perhaps extra cheese sauce would help...it turned out a little bit dry. I will probably try ...

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My family loved this dish! I made a few changes that probably didn't help on the 'guilt-free' purpose of this recipe, but still, it was great! Instead of Parmasean cheese, I used Kraft Mexican...

Edible, but not wonderful. I really wanted to like it since it's a healthier Mac n' Cheese choice. Perhaps extra cheese sauce would help...it turned out a little bit dry. I will probably try ...

I have made this recipe a number of times and everyone loves it! Since my boyfriend like spicy food I added a few items to give it more zest: 1/4 tbsp cayenne pepper to the blender mix and red ...

Mild as is, easy to prepare. Will try it again with more spices, to add a bit more zest. Also does not need as long in oven as stated by recipe. Thanks for a great "guilt free" treat!!

Very good! I added a squeeze of spicy mustard to the blender and otherwise followed the recipe...yum!

wonderful and filling

Just made this & it was delicious! I used spiral noodles instead of elbow macaroni, but kept everything else the same. Will definitely make this again... & maybe add some grilled chicken strips....

a little dry

This wasn't too bad for a reduced fat recipe. I was a bit hesitant about the cottage cheese, but to be honest, it really didn't taste bad. I used a combination of reduced fat cheddar and reduc...

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