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Macaroni & Cheese

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Macaroni & Cheese

The average diet doesn’t contain enough fiber, but replacing traditional macaroni with whole wheat macaroni is one way to increase your intake of this important nutrient. Whole wheat macaroni is a good source of certain vitamins and minerals that support good health, and the noodles are low in fat as well.

Ingredients

12 ounces low-fat cottage cheese
8 ounces lowfat sour cream
4 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
2 cups lowfat cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup skim milk
1 green onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 egg whites
Butter-flavored cooking spray
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon paprik

Garnish: fresh oregano sprigs

Instructions

Procedures: Combine cottage cheese and sour cream in container of an electric blender; process until smooth. Combine cottage cheese mixture, macaroni, and next 6 ingredients; spoon into a 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and paprika; coat with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350? for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 additional minutes. Garnish, if desired.

Keywords: Macaroni & Cheese

Written by Melissa Owens

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