Macaroni and Cheese Casserole Lightened up . . . ish

Yield: 1 serving ( Serving Size: 10 )
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  • 1 box(es) whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 1 stick(s) light butter
  • 1/2 cup(s) flour
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(s) minced garlic
  • Salt and ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dry mustard
  • 4.5 cup(s) skim milk
  • 1/2 cup(s) fat free half and half
  • 4 cup(s) reduced-fat sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 package(s) Herb Ox chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 cup(s) Italian bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook macaroni and drain. In a separate saucepan, melt butter, saute garlic and shallot, and stir in flour, dry mustard, and white pepper. Cook down, add milk gradually, and FF HH once roux has come to a boil. Add 3 cups of cheddar and stir in until melted. Add in chicken bouillon and add salt to taste afterwards. Toss pasta w/sauce, and add 1/2 cup parmesan cheese to mixture. Grease casserole dish w/nonfat butter-flavored cooking spray and pour in macaroni mixture. Sprinkle remaining cup of cheddar on top, then remaining 1/4 cup parmesan, and finally, bread crumbs. Spray bread crumbs w/cooking spray and bake at 350 for a total of 50 minutes, or until bubbly and golden - 30 covered w/foil, 20 uncovered. Let cool at least 10/15 minutes before eating so cheese sets.
November 2013

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