Macaroni & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese

This recipe uses 75% reduced fat cheese & no cream so it's actually low fat. Serve this dish as a main course or as an accompaniment to grilled steak or chicken.

CAL P/SERVE
396
kJ P/SERVE
1660
FAT P/SERVE
6.2g
CARBS P/SERVE
51.8g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
31.0g
SUGAR P/SERVE
7.0g
SODIUM P/SERVE
870g
FAT
%
2.8%
ENERGY RDI%
19%

Most people love Macaroni and Cheese, but those on a diet think it's too high in fat to include in their weight loss diet.

Ingredients

  • 400g Pasta – Elbow or Macaroni
  • 1.5 tbl cornflour
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 can evaporated milk low fat
  • 200g water
  • 300g low fat cheese
  • 3-4 rashers short cut bacon
  • 1 clove garlic crushed

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170c.
  2. Lightly spray with oil a baking dish.
  3. In a non stick small frypan cook bacon until crispy and set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan, combine cornflour, salt, mustard, pepper and garlic a saucepan.  Stir in evaporated milk and water, cooking over medium heat until mixture starts simmering.  Remember to keep stirring otherwise mixture will not be smooth.  Simmer for 1 minute then remove from heat.  Stir in ¾ of the cheese until incorporated.  Add the pasta and bacon and mix well.
  5. Pour into prepared oven dish and top with the rest of the cheese. (Option to sprinkle breadcrumbs on top for a crunchy texture)
  6. Bake for 20-25 minute or until cheese is melted and pasta is cooked.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 6 Serving size:221g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 1660 kJ 750 kJ
  396 Cal 179 Cal
Protein 31.0 g 14.0 g
Fat, total 6.2 g 2.8 g
- Saturated 3.4 g 1.6 g
Carbohydrate 51.8 g 23.5 g
- Sugars 7.0 g 3.2 g
Sodium 870 mg 394 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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