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Baked Mexican Macaroni and Cheese

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 6
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Olé! Reduced-fat ingredients make indulging in mac and cheese almost guilt free.

Ingredients

2 2/3
cups uncooked penne pasta (8 oz)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4
cup chopped onion
1
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
cups Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)
4
oz light process American cheese product loaf (from deli), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1
cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican 4-cheese blend (4 oz)
1/4
cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package; set aside.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, mustard, salt, pepper and garlic; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in flour. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is bubbly. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Stir in yogurt, stirring constantly. Gently stir in cheeses; stir in pasta. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  • 4 Bake uncovered about 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Expert Tips

Did you know that mozzarella cheese is lower in fat than many other cheeses? Look for low-fat or part-skim varieties of cheese when you can.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
890mg
37%
Total Carbohydrate
64g
21%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
10g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.

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