I can’t get enough mac and cheese as the cold weather moves in. There is something about a big bowl that just warms up winter nights and makes everyone in my house happy! My skinny version of Mac and Alfredo is a huge winner with my family! The cottage cheese and mozzarella blend into a delicious sauce that gives me all the cheesy flavor I’m looking for, with less than 300 calories per serving!

Skinny Mac and Alfredo

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1.5 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole grain penne pasta, uncooked
  • 10 oz jar light alfredo sauce
  • 10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed + well-drained
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 1 Tbsp light butter, melted
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup low moisture, part-skim, shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat a 9×9 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain again.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together Alfredo sauce, drained spinach, cottage cheese, milk, butter and garlic.
  4. Add pasta and mix well.
  5. Blend in egg and basil, mixing well.
  6. Transfer pasta to the prepared baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle the top evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Bake casserole for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Let casserole rest for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (1.5 cups):

Calories: 293

Fat: 11g

Carbohydrates: 34g

Fiber: 5g

Protein: 19g

Sugars: 4g

Sodium: 549mg

Vitamin A: 85%

Vitamin C: 15%

Calcium: 24%

Iron: 6%

WWP+: 8 points

http://www.skinnymom.com/2013/03/06/skinny-mac-alfredo/