Healthier Mac n’ Cheese

A healthy twist on a favourite!

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Healthier Mac N Cheese
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Mac N Cheese
For the Cheese Sauce
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings
people
Ingredients
Mac N Cheese
For the Cheese Sauce
Instructions
Cheese Sauce
  1. Melt butter in saucepan, add flour and cook for 1 - 2 mins Add milk and reduce heat to low, stirring regularly with a whisk, to avoid sticking to the bottom Once sauce starts to thicken, add the grated cheese and stir - remove from heat and set aside
Mac N Cheese
  1. In a small frying pan, heat a little oil Finely chop onions, garlic and bacon Add to frying pan and gently fry for 2 mins Microwave or steam the cauliflower for 3 mins - then puree or "Rice" in a blender Add the cauliflower and grated zucchini to the frying pan with the onion and bacon and add salt and pepper to taste. Fry for a further 2 mins. In a separate pot, boil water and cook macaroni past for HALF the length of time as instructed on the packet Once cooked, drain excess water and set aside In a large bowl add the cooked macaroni pasta, the onion/bacon mixture from frying pan and the cheese sauce. Gently stir through Transfer all the mixture to an oven proof baking/casserole dish Top with a little extra grated cheese Bake in the oven for 10 - 12 mins or until cheese on top is golden and melted Serve with a side salad -enjoy!
Equipment Needed
  1. Saucepan Wooden Spoon Grater Saucepans Baking dish (oven proof) Measuring cups and spoons Large Bowl Whisk
Adult Assistance Required
  1. Using the cootop and oven Care when using knife and grater
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