Healthy Mac’n’Cheese

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Recipe by Naomi Sherman
Servings

4

serves
Net Carbs

38.3

grams
Protein

32.8

grams
Fat

13.3

grams

I love a creamy pasta dish
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It’s legit my go-to comfort food, but it’s not generally good for my tummy or my waistline
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Enter this delicious dish of healthier goodness
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You can use any pasta you like, or even different pastas depending on who you’re serving it to
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It’s so fast to make that you can pretty much have the sauce ready to go while your pasta cooks
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It stores and re-heats beautifully (I may have been eating this for lunch all week)
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And when I served it to a bunch of Mac ’n’ Cheese loving blokes? They had no idea that it was healthy until I told them
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I mean, it’s practically a miracle
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Go on. Give it a try
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Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 200 grams of good quality bacon

  • 1 onion, peeled and diced

  • 250 grams of pasta of choice (I used chickpea pasta)

  • 2 cups of baby spinach leaves

  • 3/4 cup or one individual tub of @chobani Greek yoghurt

  • 1 teaspoon of mustard powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder

  • 1 1/2 cups of grated tasty cheese

  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Cook the onion and the bacon over med-high heat until the onion has softened and the bacon is browned.
  • Add the spinach leaves and stir through.
  • Remove from the heat to let the spinach wilt and to cool slightly.
  • Cook your pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  • Gather ½ cup of the pasta water before draining your pasta.
  • Add the yoghurt, spices and cheese to the pasta, along with half of the reserved water.
  • Stir over medium heat until the sauce melts and combines.
  • Add the onion, bacon and spinach mixture and stir through.
  • Add more water to get the consistency you prefer.
  • Toss your pasta through and serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories421
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13.3g 21%
    • Total Carbohydrate 38.3g 13%
      • Protein 32.8g 66%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.