Lighter Mac and Cheese With Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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!!!

mommycook #2 May 23, 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.

Kumquat the Cat's friend May 16, 2008