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Mac ‘n’ Cheese Slimming Style

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Slimming Style

So when you think about being healthy and making a lovely healthy dinner I guess creamy, delicious  Mac ‘n’ Cheese  isn’t the first thing you think of now is it?

So I think mine is almost healthy Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe

Well let me tell you I’ve been playing around with a few recipes.

And ta dah I’ve come up with the most delicious version.

It’s so very good this Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe! 


Mac 'n' Cheese - Slimming World Style


Yes (yippee) it fits to the Slimming eating system. Which ever system you’re doing!  

However though do you know what? I’m not sure it really matters as it tastes so flipping good, it’s a great recipe anyway!

To me – It stands up to any Mac ‘n’ Cheese I’ve tasted.

With the benefit of  knowing it’s ok for you, this  actually made me enjoy it even more, maybe you too?


Fresh & Light Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Somehow it feels fresh, not stodgy like some Macs can!

I think the addition of the fresh cherry tomatoes on the top with the basil really gives that extra level to this recipe.

Yes of course you could add the tomatoes to the mix, but I actually like the cold tomatoes on top! Try it!

This lovely version has Mushrooms and Smoked Bacon inside – yum!

However if you’re looking for a vegetarian version just ditch the bacon, it’s so good anyway!


Mac 'n' Cheese - Slimming World Style


I have another Mac & Cheese Recipe on the blog which is also quite summery and messes a little with the classic

(I like to do that 🙂 ) it’s one made with Goats Cheese & Peas – have a look!

The Slimming bit!! (I have loads of other great recipes too!)


Mac 'n' Cheese - Slimming World Style

So – all the stuff is free on Slimming – except

The 2 Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles (1/2 Healthy A) 

and the 1 tablespoon half fat Creme Fraiche (1.5 Syns)

(I’m guessing if you used zero % Natural Yoghurt it’s a  Free dinner)

However I’m not a yoghurt lover so I’m happy to spend a little and enjoy this ruddy good feed!


What to Serve with your healthy Mac N Cheese

Well here I have lovely tomatoes on top and I think it’s fine just like that.

But if you want to be extra good you could add a big handful of spinach. Or/And maybe a side of Broccoli or Green Beans?

So let me know what you think guys! Slimming  peeps or not! I’d love to know.

And if someone tries it with Yoghurt or Quark can you please let me know, by leaving a comment below this blog post ….


The Slimming Group

I also have a Facebook Closed Group called Easy Peasy Slimming Style Recipes .

Come over and join this great honest community Facebook for Easy Peasy Slimming Recipes if you’re interested

 Just use the join button if you like real home cooked tasty easy food!!

We support encourage and laugh!!Loads of tips and tricks – I promise


Other Tasty morsels 

Oh and if you love this recipe I think you might also like my Piri piri Chicken strips with Egg Fried Rice so tasty and easy!

Piri Piri Chicken Strips Slimming World

And another quick and easy one is Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli – yummy 

Healthy Chicken & Broccoli Pasta - cooked


And finally don’t forget my Easy Sunday Dinner – also on plan! 

Easy Sunday Dinner

So I an a believer that healthy slimming food should be super tasty and these are I promise!


Big Love Clare x

Cook Blog Share


Serves 1 (hungry person)

  • 100g Dried macaroni
  • Fry Light Spray
  • 3 Smoked Bacon Medallions, sliced into strips (leave out if vegetarian)
  • 100g Mushrooms,  cut into 1/4’s
  • 1 Clove Garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 Laughing Cow Light Cheese Triangles
  • 1 Tablespoon 1/2 Fat Creme Fraiche
  • Salt & Black Pepper
  • 10 cherry tomatoes – cut in 1/2
  • Handful Fresh Basil leaves

Preparation Method

  1. Grab yourself a small saucepan and boil the water, add the macaroni and look for 11-13 minutes, until soft
  2. Whilst the mac is doing its thing
  3. Take a nonstick frying pan and spray with Fry Light
  4. Add the chopped mushrooms, bacon medallions strips and chopped garlic and fry for 5-8 minutes until cooked and golden brown (this is where all the flavour is)
  5. Once the Macaroni is cooked, drain using a sieve or collander then tip the cooked Macaroni back into the pan
  6. Quickly add the Cheese Triangles and Creme Fraiche, mix well with a spoon until all the cheese is smooth
  7. Tip in the bacon & Mushroom mix and season with salt & black pepper
  8. If it’s not piping hot, warm quickly in the pan for a couple of minutes on the hob
  9. Pop on the plate and add the fresh tomatoes and basil on the top!
  10. Dig in and enjoy


Midge @ Peachicks' Bakery says:
Oooh this looks lovely! And so simple to substitute ingredients to suit anyone's needs! Thanks for sharing #CookBlogShare
Susan says:
Sooooo soooo good Clare doubled up for two . Definitely be having time and time again
    Clare x says:
    Oh great Susan! So glad you like it!! Good isn't it? :-) Cx
Lizzie Browne says:
Loved this! I decided to roast the cherry tomatoes and also added a tin of sweet corn for extra SW speed. Even my 17 year old enjoyed it - and that's saying something !
    Clare x says:
    Great Lizzie! So pleased you liked it x
Sarah Coppin says:
Wouldn't quark be a good substitute for creme fraiche?
    Clare x says:
    Possibly - please try it and let me know xx
Liz argalis says:
Would like more slimming recipes please
    Clare x says:
    There are loads under the category Easy Peasy Slimming Liz - just have a look around xx
maryjane phillips says:
Can you freeze this?
    Clare x says:
    I've not tried - would imagine not - but maybe try a small portion? Thanks Clare
Brenda corns says:
Love your recipes they are so tasty x
Laura says:
Quark works well!! I also added a squeeze of primula light as had extra heA available..... Super delicious. :)
Liz Holland says:
Sounds delicious
hayley taylor says:
been out tonight to buy all the ingredients for this even bought a living basil plant ...all clare's recipes are super delicious and I cannot wait for tomorrow to try this one <3
Patsy Walsh says:
Absolutely lush. I wasn’t convinced that I needed 10 cherry tomatoes (if any) but it completely makes it. I also sprayed the toms and basil with 1 cal balsamic and garlic spray. My favourite meal in months How many calories in the dish?
Jenny Jackson says:
Love Mac and cheese will defiantly try this version