Mac 'n Cheese with Green Peas
Mac 'n Cheese with Green Peas

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 4
  • Start to Finish: Less than 1 hour
  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 329
  • 337mg Sodium
  • 57g Carbs
  • 6g Fiber
  • 5g Fat
  • 2g Saturated Fat
  • 1g Sugars
  • 19g Protein
  • 218mg Calcium
  • 1mg Iron
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  • 1 8-ounce box uncooked whole-wheat elbow macaroni
  • 1 8-ounce container fat-free sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon light margarine
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed



1. Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Let macaroni cool for a minute or two, then stir in sour cream; set aside.
2. Meanwhile, melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Transfer 1/2 tablespoon of the margarine to a small bowl. Add bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Mix with a fork until mixture is crumbly; set aside.
3. Add Cheddar and mustard to remaining 2 tablespoons of melted margarine. Set pan over medium heat and cook for 2 minutes, until cheese melts, stirring constantly. Add sour-cream-macaroni mixture and peas. Cook for 1 minute to heat through, stirring constantly to coat macaroni with melted cheese.
4. Transfer mixture to individual plates and top with bread-crumb mixture.
5. Serve with a salad of mixed baby greens, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil.
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