Can I reduce the amount of heavy cream without adding butter?
I’m looking to make a Mac and cheese dish for Christmas that I saw online. It calls for:
4 1/2 cups of heavy cream
4 tablespoons of cream cheese
1 stick of butter
Along with cheese, onion, pasta, and spices
I figure the cream and butter alone is close to 5000 calories. The stick of butter is used to cook the onions so I’m already planning to use half a stick or less to reduce calories. I would also like to reduce the cream, is it possible to use half and half? I’ve substituted half milk in alfredo sauce before and it turns out okay (not as good obviously but still good). Is there a way I can do this better that it still has solid flavor and consistency while making it healthier? The recipe I’m referring to is linked below. Thank you!