Food: Pasta + Noodles Recipe: Skinny Mac and Alfredo by Skinny Mom Team | March 6, 2013 Shares PinterestShare Link: Print Skinny Mac and Alfredo Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Yield: 6 servings Serving size: 1.5 cupsIngredients2 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 cheeseInstructionsPreheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly coat a 9×9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain again. In a large bowl, whisk together Alfredo sauce, drained spinach, cottage cheese, milk, butter and garlic. Add pasta and mix well. Blend in egg and basil, mixing well. Transfer pasta to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the top evenly with mozzarella cheese. Bake casserole for 25 minutes until golden brown. Let casserole rest for 10 minutes.Nutrition InformationPer 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 points2.5http://www.skinnymom.com/2013/03/06/skinny-mac-alfredo/Copyright 2013 SkinnyMom.com You Might Also Like No related photos. Share your thoughts: Love it LOL Yikes What? 25 Comments [email protected] March 6, 2013 at 10:21 am Thank you so much for featuring my adult mac and cheese recipe. I call it Sinfully Rich and Skinny Macaroni & Cheese, Italian-Style. I love how you named it Skinny Mac ‘n Alfredo since it does use a light Alfredo sauce in the recipe! It's one of my very favorites and I'm so happy you enjoy it! With my very best wishes, Nancy Karen March 12, 2013 at 11:50 am How much is a serving in the Skinny Mac & Alfredo Jana April 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm Yes, can you tell us how much a serving is? Sounds delicious but since we do weight watchers, I need to know what I'm getting myself into first. :) Sandra April 28, 2013 at 8:13 pm The recipe says 1.5 cups is 1 serving. Jill Clark April 28, 2013 at 7:18 pm This was delicious! It was a little too much spinach for us but delish! Deb Holtsberry May 2, 2013 at 10:32 pm Can you substitute anything for the cottage cheese or leave it out? Alliecat May 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm I don't like cottage cheese so I might use cream cheese instead. :) William May 16, 2013 at 7:47 pm I have never posted a comment on any website but I just made this and it was delicious! I found this through Pinterest and I will tell everyone about this recipe AStew May 21, 2013 at 12:58 pm Has anyone tried adding chicken to this recipe? Just wondering if this will work as a complete meal with some protein or not. Lynne Hinkle June 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm A Stew, chicken would be good in it. Haven't tried this specific recipe but Chicken alfredo is good. A suggestion would be to make your own Alfredo sauce, no preservatives and better for you. Add broccoli as well. No need for the cottage cheese, or egg, omit them. Janice June 3, 2013 at 6:19 pm Made this tonight...yummy! I didn't have cottage cheese so I used fat free Greek yogurt. It was great! Renee June 5, 2013 at 10:28 am So it says 9 grams of fat......WHICH FAT?? Two types are good for you, two are very bad. Need to specify which two!!! :o( Leah Jane June 13, 2013 at 9:41 pm This was very good!!!! I did tweak it by adding a lb of turkey sweet italian sausage and an extra jar of light Alfredo..I like saucey! Hubby said it tasted like something you get from Olivé garden. LOL definately a do again dinner!!! ;) Kelsey June 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm I personally didn't really like this recipe.. I followed the directions exactly and it came out runny with too much gunk in it and not enough pasta.. it also had very little flavor.. If I were to make it again I'd definitely add more pasta and more garlic to give it more flavor.. The mozzarella cheese was pretty nummy on top though so that helped a little bit with the blandness.. but next time I'd also probably cut down on the spinach and add chicken for protein and flavor! Brooke Griffin "Skinny Mom" June 24, 2013 at 11:06 pm Thanks for the comment Kelsey! If you try it again, let me know if you liked it better with more garlic and chicken. Hope you try some more SM recipes! XO Joni June 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm Hi I had a question, it says its 7 ww points but is that 7 points plus (newer program) or 7 points calculated with the old program? Thanks! miranda August 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm I loooved this recipe! Very yummy! I did a few things differently, though. I used regular mozzerella on top, and almond milk instead of nonfat milk. Nonetheless, it was delicious. For those who had problems with it being too runny, I found that letting it sit for 10 minutes really allowed it to become more solid. When I first took it out of the oven it was really runny, though, so I can see how eating it immediately would be unappealing. Leigha @ Minougirl September 17, 2013 at 8:38 pm It was DELICIOUS! Great recipe!! Added extra noodles and spinach. Used ricotta instead of cottage. Jessica February 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm Tried this with greek yogurt instead of cottage cheese like a comment said and it wash not the best. The yogurt and sauce didn't mix well at all so each bite was different. Would only try again with more sauce and no yogurt and maybe only 5 oz of cottage cheese. Stephanie Wyatt February 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm I use MyFitnessPal and after substituting almond milk for the skim milk I came up with 324 calories. Lauren Andrus March 6, 2014 at 2:48 am Let me start off by saying I LOVE your recipes and have spent hours looking through them. I'm on a strict counting calories plan and the previous comment makes me worried. How do you come up with the calories? How are hers higher than what's listed? Every calorie counts for me. Thanks so much! kofoed00 March 10, 2014 at 8:21 am LOVE IT McColley Samantha April 5, 2014 at 11:37 am LOVE IT Elizabeth Boyle May 23, 2014 at 11:34 pm LOL Lori Dalley August 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm if you used zoodles what would the points be?? this looks so good Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.