Lightened Up Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese
Creamy, cheesy, intoxicatingly delicious Buffalo Macaroni and Cheese is guaranteed to be a family favorite and YOUR favorite with less than 10 minute prep AND its lightened up!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
- 1 pound cellentani pasta may sub rigatoni, penne, etc.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small red onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 14.75 can sweet creamed corn
- 4 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese cubed and softened
- 1/2 cup lowfat milk
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup Frank's Hot WINGS Sauce not original hot sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- nonstick cooking spray
Cook pasta al dente in generously salted water (don't overcook). Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Saute onions for 5 minutes or until softened and slightly golden. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds.
Turn heat down to medium and stir in creamed corn, cream cheese, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup buffalo sauce (1/3 for more heat) and spices. Stir until cream cheese is melted, then stir in cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese until melted. Add pasta and stir until evenly coated.
Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and add pasta. Sprinkle evenly with panko and lightly spray with nonstick panko spray. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes then broil until panko is golden.
Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 754mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 1.8mg