Weight Watchers Baked Macaroni and Cheese

One of my favorite comfort foods is macaroni and cheese. Some people use it as a side dish but I prefer to make it a main dish. I have made and eaten many variations of this dish but I recently found a Weight Watcher recipe that is more friendly to my figure and tastes really great.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

\"Diet Meals\"


Weight Watchers Baked Macaroni and Cheese

12 oz uncooked macaroni, elbow-type

1/2 cup fat-free sour cream

12 oz fat-free evaporated milk

8 oz low-fat shredded cheddar cheese (colby cheese may be substituted for cheddar cheese or use a combination of both)

1 tbsp  Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp table salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

2 tbsp dried bread crumbs

2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cook pasta according to package directions but do not add fat or salt. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. While pasta is still hot, stir in sour cream. Set aside.

Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat until tiny bubbles appear just around the edges (this is called scalding). Reduce heat to low, add cheese and simmer until cheese melts, stirring constantly with a wire whisk (about 2 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in mustard, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

 Add cheese mixture to pasta and mix well. Transfer to a 3-quart casserole dish.

Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over pasta.

Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Serves 8.

Weight Watcher Points Value 

5 points per 1 cup serving

My family and friends really enjoy this version of macaroni and cheese and most don't even realize that it is a Weight Watcher recipe. You don't have to be on a diet to enjoy this rich, creamy, and flavorful macaroni and cheese.

Weight Watchers Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Judy Scuderi is an Information Specialist currently living in central Florida. She is an avid cookbook collector and a lifetime member of Weight Watchers. Check out her book reviews at: http://floridamuse.wordpress.com