Mac & Cheese

Recipe from Pat Curran, Senior VP, Division U Operations, Wal-Mart.

Mac & Cheese

"This recipe is the All-American comfort food. Prepare this as a side dish, or if using as a main dish, add some veggies..."


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces each low-fat cheddar, jack and sharp cheddar cheeses
  • 16 ounce package of pasta – elbow, fussilli, rigatoni, pick your favorite!
  • If serving as a side dish, limit portion size to one half to three-quarters of a cup. This equals fewer calories and just as much flavor!


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Boil pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  • In separate saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and stir together. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly to form a roux. Adding milk too quickly will cause roux to be lumpy.
  • Reserve about 2 ounces cheese. Add the rest to the sauce, along with mustard, sour cream, and salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.
  • Combine sauce with cooked noodles and pour into casserole or baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake uncovered at 350 for 20 minutes.

This recipe makes 8 (1 cup servings).

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 371 calories (22% calories from fat)
  • 21 g protein
  • 49 g carbohydrates
  • 9 g fat
  • 311 mg calcium