Bobby’s Lighter Cheesy Mac

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Bobby’s Lighter Cheesy Mac Bobby’s Lighter Cheesy Mac Recipe Courtesy of

291 Fewer Calories
193 mg Less Cholesterol

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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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.

Original Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen

Nutritional Information: 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

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Reader Comments:


Great recipe, I couldn't stop eating it. I added roasted green peppers and ham. Delicious.

By Bweaver1 on February 15, 2013


Absolutely gross! It was really dry and tasteless. I've given up on Bobby Deens lighter recipes. This is the 2nd one that I have been burned on...never again!

By Dallas on December 12, 2012


I have to say this is a really good alternative to the normal high calorie and fat mac and cheese I always crave smile I really feel better about eating this version and I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream to up the protein. Thanks!

By Meaghan on May 07, 2012


Paula love you and yours! Recipesfrom you and your family are beautiful! One of your biggest fans!!!!!!

By Stacy on February 25, 2012


Yummy...thanks for the lighter side....keep the lighter versions coming!!!!!! Us fat people thank you!!! He he!!!

By Anonymous on December 24, 2011


yummy we are making this today

By spirit on November 13, 2011


Bobby thanks again for the wonderful recipes. As type 2 diabetics we are to only have 30 to 40 carbs per each meal. I really want to Thank You for your time doing this, it's people like you, helping people like me enjoy food that i guess we've taken for granted. Thank You Bobby

By Joe Ann Strachan on September 13, 2011


Tried this the other night and it was FABULOUS!!! My husband (the king of mac n cheese) even liked it! It does need a little more moisture, looking forward to playing around with this one! I seasoned my own plain breadcrumbs (it was all I had) and they turned out great! I think I used Italian Seasoning and Paula's House Seasoning (I forgot to write it down, I just used what seemed good to me at the time). I used egg substitute instead of the real thing (trying to cut back), that could have been it, but it was still very good! The portion was huge, I cut it in half and that was plenty. Thanks Bobby, keep them comming!

By Judi Collins on July 22, 2011


Makes a great meal. The only adjustment I would make a second time around is just a little less salt and Dijon mustard, probably use half as much of both. The combination of both is very strong and almost overpowers the cheese.

By Michael Maring on March 27, 2011


Why don't you have a print icon......

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By Anonymous on June 25, 2010


this is the best ronimaca

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By Anonymous on May 13, 2010


This was a disaster. it was so dry and tasteless that no one wanted to eat it. it definitely needs more cheese and probably something to make it creamier. I guess there are some dishes that shouldn't be messed with. Should have made Paula's original recipe.

By Anonymous on March 09, 2010


great recipe

By Anonymous on March 08, 2010


I made this with mini shells & the kids loved it - never knew it was low fat! Thanks Bobby!!! P.S. Need to mention size of casserole dish. Also, hard to determine post-cooking measurement of pasta when measuring the dry stuff (would be helpful if pasta boxes had this info!).

By Anonymous on December 25, 2009

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