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Mac ‘n’ Cheese – Slimming World Style

Mac ‘n’ Cheese – Slimming World 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? 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.

Yes (yippee) it fits to the Slimming World eating system. 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?

Somehow it feels fresh, not stodgy like some Macs can! I think the addition of the fresh cheery tomatoes on the top with the basil really gives that extra level to this recipe

This lovely version has Mushrooms and Smoked Bacon- yum! However if you’re looking for a vegetarian version just ditch the bacon, it’s so good anyway!

I have another Mac & Cheese Recipe on the blog which is also quite summer and messes little with the classic (I like to do that 🙂 ) it’s one made with Goats Cheese & Peas – have a look!

Mac 'n' Cheese - Slimming World Style

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

So – all the stuff is free on SW – except

The 2 Laughing Cow Cheese Triangles = half a Healthy A

and the 1 tablespoon half fat Creme Fraiche is 1.5 Syns

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

However I’m not a yoghurt lover so I’m happy to spend 1.5 Syns and enjoy this ruddy good feed!

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

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

Big Love Clare x

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Ingredients

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

Comments

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