Macaroni Cheese

The family favourite slimming world dish is guaranteed to go down well with all the family. To make this recipe even more appealing its also vegetarian friendly. A healthy take on macaroni cheese with the same delicious flavours, a must try. Can be frozen too!

Serves 4

Free if using cheese as healthy extra a

Ingredients:-

  • 300g of macaroni,
  • low calorie cooking spray,
  • 1 onion finely chopped,
  • 2 tsp of lazy garlic or 2 garlic cloves,
  • 1 pepper very finely chopped (any colour),
  • 1 Courgette,
  • 400ml vegetable stock,
  • 4 tbsp. of tomato puree,
  • 200g low fat cottage cheese,
  • 2 eggs beaten,
  •  160g light cheese grated.

Method:-

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/ 180°C fan or gas mark 6. Cook the macaroni pasta according to the packet instructions then once cooked drain and add to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray over a high heat. Add the onion, garlic, pepper and courgette and cook for roughly 5 minutes until tender.
  3. Add the veg to the macaroni in the large bowl.
  4. Put the stock, tomato puree, cottage cheese and eggs in a separate bowl and whisk until smooth.
  5. Add the liquid to the macaroni and add 2/3rd of the cheese into the mixture. Mix well then transfer to a oven proof dish. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is slightly browned.

Optional:-

Any extra veg can be added to this dish and its great served with salad.

To watch the tutorial on how to make this dish then click here >>> Macaroni cheese tutorial