Paula Deen's Healthier Mac and Cheese

Added to Recipes on Mon 10/10/2011


Makes 4-6 servings

2 cups whole wheat or regular elbow macaroni (8 oz)

2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (8 oz)

1/2 cup low-fat evaporated milk

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese



Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.


In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain well and transfer the pasta to a large bowl. Add the cheddar and stir until the pasta is coated and the cheese has melted.


In a medium bowl, whisk together the evaporated milk, eggs, sour cream, mustard, salt and cayenne pepper. Add the milk-egg mixture to the macaroni and cheese and stir well to combine. Scrape the mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the parmesan evenly over the top. Bake until golden brown and crispy around the edges, 35 to 40 minutes.


From PAULA DEEN'S SOUTHERN COOKING BIBLE by Paula Deen with Melissa Clark. Copyright © 2011 by Paula Deen.

Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc, NY.