Low-fat Spicy Mac & Cheese

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Recipe

Chipotle chile pepper lends an unexpected but enticing kick to this classic comfort food made heart-healthier with a combination of reduced-fat dairy products.

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Yields:

1


serving

Total Time:

0

hours

55

mins

3


C elbow macaroni

3


med scallions, chopped (1/4 c)

2 1/4


C 1% milk, divided

3
tbsp.

all-purpose flour

2 1/2


C shredded reduced-fat (2%) sharp Cheddar cheese (10 oz)

1/2


C reduced-fat sour cream

2
tbsp.

dijon mustard

1
tsp.

chopped chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce

1/2
tsp.

salt

1/2
tsp.

freshly ground black pepper

3
tbsp.

dried bread crumbs

2
tbsp.

grated Parmesan cheese

2
tsp.

olive oil

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare macaroni per package directions.
  3. Add scallions and 1 3/4 cups of the milk to large pot and bring to a simmer over medium heat while macaroni cooks. Whisk flour and remaining 1/2 cup milk in small bowl. Whisk milk-flour mixture into simmering milk. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Remove from heat and gradually stir in Cheddar until smooth. Add sour cream, mustard, and chipotle pepper. Add drained macaroni, salt, and black pepper. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  4. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan, and oil in small bowl. Sprinkle on top of macaroni and cheese. Bake 25 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.

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Post Author: CookDaddy