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    Lighter Mac and Cheese With Tomatoes

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    35 mins

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    Red Chef Mama's Note:

    I have a full fat version of this posted, this one is equally as good and safe for weight watchers. I came up with it on the weight watchers website and if serving 4 people it is 5 points per serving.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. 2
      Cook macaroni in boiling (not salted) water until al dente.
    3. 3
      Drain macaroni, place back in pot and add the sour cream, stir well.
    4. 4
      Add the tomatoes to the noodles and mix.
    5. 5
      Add the cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons of the parmesan and stir until well mixed.
    6. 6
      Pour noodle mixture into square casserole dish.
    7. 7
      Mix the remaining parmesan and bread crumbs and sprinkle on top of the casserole.
    8. 8
      Bake until bubbly and brown (20-30 minutes) and enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 23, 2008


      for a low fat version it was a lot better that i had thought. My kids loved it. I would agree with adding a little seasoning. i did use low fat sour cream its not so runny but i thought the fat free cheddar was great. i will be making this again!!!

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    • on May 16, 2008


      I was very pleasantly surprised by this recipe! As long as you're not looking for the typical mac and cheese dish, I think you'll be pleased too. I did think that one shouldn't be stingy with the herbs and spices, especially when you're making a lighter version of the original recipe, so I added some garlic (2 cloves minced) and italian herbs (1+ teaspoon) like Red Chef's full fat version. For the topping I used parmesan flavored breadcrumbs as that was what I had in the refrigerator. Instead of fat-free cheddar I used low-fat, but I think the fat-free cheddar would have been good too. BF and I ate 2/3 for supper with a vegetable side and I finished the rest for lunch the next day (with lots of hot sauce, what I usually put on my macaroni and cheese). Thanks Red Chef Mama for a great recipe and for helping us watch our weight:) P.S. Forgot to say that instead of fat-free sour cream I used fat-free Greek yogurt.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lighter Mac and Cheese With Tomatoes

    Serving Size: 1 (177 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 272.6
    Calories from Fat 28
    Total Fat 3.2 g
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    Cholesterol 7.2 mg
    Sodium 462.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 50.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 8.5 g
    Protein 11.0 g

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    fat-free cheddar cheese

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