Thursday, 9 April 2020

Before I started slimming world I used to have Mac and Cheese every Sunday evening. It was my thing.... and I wasn't ready to give it up.

But b├ęchamel.... butter, flour.... ?

I set out to find a way to still be able to have my beloved Mac without the guilt or the syns, and surprisingly it didn't take that long.

Now let me start by saying, you'll find recipes out there with yoghurt, quark, and christ knows what else, pretending to be Mac and cheese.


This is however only 1 syn per portion plus one of your healthy extra A and totally delicious!

Serves 2


180g Macaroni
500ml semi skimmed milk
4 level tsp Cornflour
80g Light Cheddar Cheese

Ground Nutmeg
Salt & Pepper
1 Clove of Garlic

1. Boil the macaroni in salted water for about 2 minutes less than the instructions state on the packet. Drain and set to one side.

2. Place the milk and the clove of garlic into a saucepan and place over a medium heat.
Bring the milk up to a simmer, not a boil.

3. Once the milk is simmering, take a small ladle or a few tbsp of the warm milk and mix with the cornflour in a bowl.

4. Return the cornflour mix into the saucepan with all the milk and increase the heat slightly.

5. Keep whisking the milk until the milk starts to thicken. It will feel like nothing is happening for a minute or 2. Be patient and keep whisking. You need the milk to be on a low boil, not rapidly boiling.

6. Grate the cheddar and add into the milk. Whisk thoroughly and you will feel the mix thicken further.

7. Add in a good pinch of salt, black pepper and ground nutmeg.

8. Add the pre cooked macaroni into the cheese sauce and mix thoroughly. Then place in an ovenproof dish and bake at 180 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling.

I like to serve with some tender stem broccoli for extra speed but you could also try adding in cauliflower or turkey bacon for a little twist.

If you do give this a try, please let me know how you get on.



1 comment

  1. This looks delicious! I'm not following Slimming World but I'm definitely going to give this a go as a healthier alternative!

    Lauren |