Lighter Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Mac N Cheese doesn't need to feel heavy. It can be light too!

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Cook: 20 mins


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Bring a large saucepan of water to boil and salt the water.
Heat a separate large deep pan on a medium heat and melt butter in pan.
Add garlic to butter and sauté for 1 min, careful not to burn!
Add flour, smoked paprika and a small amount seasoning to pan and whisk into butter. Now is a good time to get your pasta cooking.
Gradually whisk your milk into butter and flour mixture on a medium-high heat until you are left with a smooth and lump-free sauce. This may take 5-10 mins.
Stir cheddar into sauce until completely melted. Season to taste, be liberal with your black pepper!
Finally stir macaroni into sauce and your mac n cheese is ready! Add chicken or a vegan substitute to add more protein to your dish. Garnish with parmesan and basil.

Nutritional Info

Cals – 420
Carbs – 50g
Protein – 16g
Fat – 13g


Serves Serves 4

For The Mac N Cheese

  • 25g of unsalted butter.
  • 3 gloves of garlic - crushed.
  • 3 tbsp of flour.
  • Tbsp of smoked paprika.
  • 1 pint of semi-skimmed milk.
  • 100g of light cheddar.
  • 300g of macaroni pasta.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste.

To Garnish

  • Grated parmesan
  • Chopped basil

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