Bobby takes on a classic, Cheesy Mac!

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By Bobby Deen

Bobby’s Cheesy Mac
4 cups cooked multigrain elbow macaroni, drained
2 cups reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup low fat (1%) milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 tablespoon olive oil

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray.
After the macaroni has been boiled and drained, add cheese while macaroni is still hot. Combine the milk, eggs, sour cream, mustard, salt, and cayenne in a medium bowl. Add to macaroni mixture. Pour into casserole dish. Combine bread crumbs and oil in a small bowl until blended. Evenly sprinkle the crumb mixture over the macaroni and lightly spray with nonstick spray. Bake, until the filling is hot and the topping is golden, 35 – 40 minutes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Yield: 8 servings
Per Serving: 194 Cal; 13 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 2 g Mono Fat; 25 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 1 g Sugar; 170 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 365 mg Sodium; 9 mg Cholesterol

Lightened Up recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen
Original Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen

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Reader Comments:


Why is the one in People Mazine different

By Linda on February 28, 2012

LOVED this receipe. So much better than I expected! I can’t wait to try more of Bobby’s recipes.

By Taryn on August 31, 2010

Thanks Bobby! Looking forward to trying your recipes. Would love to see more diabetic friendly recipes. Will there be a cookbook soon?

By Mary C. on August 03, 2010

Thanks i now can eat mac and cheese guilt free and make my doctor happy by not gaining weight back by cheating cant wait to make it

By Tina Carter on July 23, 2010

Bobby, I just printed your lightened up Blueberry Muffins and Cheesy Mac to make…love your Mama’s recipes but I need to lighten up my cooking also.  I couldn’t resist printing Fried Green Tomatoes with Vidalia Onion Relish, BUT can you lighten this recipe up?  We adore FGT, and I always cook in just a little oil, not using the quantity in Mama’s recipe.  And as other reviewers have said, please publish a cook book of your lightened up recipes!!  I’ll buy it!  Can you put a print button your versions?  I don’t mind the comments from reviewers, bec. there’s good info there, but don’t need the side bar stuff.  Thanks and good wishes to you and your family…love my emails from you all.

By JanetGordon on July 14, 2010

Might these lightened up versions of Bobby’s become a cookbook?

By Tara Drummond on March 26, 2010

This sounds awesome.  i will have to make it and not tell anyone i lightened it up.  Will report back on the findings. Take Care and talk to you soon.

By kerriexcel on February 03, 2010

As a child I loved my Mama Mac & Cheese; over the years I have tried many recipes for the family comfort food; but this one fit into my live style and still taste wonderful.  Thanks for the light.

Donna of Florida December 22, 2009

By mamadonaplace on December 22, 2009

This is an awesome recipe and I can’t wait to try it! I’ve got at least twenty more pounds to reduce per doc’s orders. Thanks so much Bobby.

By Betty Jo on December 16, 2009

this is a great dish

By freddy43160 on November 25, 2009

Bobby, Thanks so much for the lightened up recipes.  I had gastric by-pass surgery 6 months ago and didn’t think I would ever be able to have a bite of Paula’s fabulous recipes. With the lightened version I am able to have a bite without it causing havoc with my newly designed stomach.  Here’s to better health!  Thanks again!

By Rhonda on November 24, 2009

I love all of your recipes..I now have my mother hooked on this website and cooking show!!! Thanks for all the great recipes and cooking tips….

By shannon on November 23, 2009

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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
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in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I just love love love the table and flowers and am so glad that I can still access all of Paula's recipes, her family life, Bobby's lighter versions and Brandon's beautiful work. Truly thankful to see such beautiful tablescapes. You guys are my heros.
Patricia in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 9:14 am