Lighter Mac & Cheese

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Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 264kcal
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  • 12 oz elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, blended
  • 7 oz reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 oz parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp butter


  • Preheat oven to  350 degress.
  • Make macaroni according to instructions and drain.
  • Mix shredded cheddar, parmesan, blended cottage cheese and sour cream in a bowl and add macaroni until coated. Spread into a 9x13 pan.
  • Melt butter in a seperate bowl and mix breadcrumbs into butter mixture. Sprinkle breadcrumb/butter mixture on top of macaroni mixture.
  • Bake in oven for 35 minutes or until browned. Can broil for a minute or two to get extra crispy topping.


This recipe can be lightened further but I chose not to because, as always, my goal is to keep my recipes as close to "normal" as possible.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g