American Mac ‘n Cheese with Turkey Baconadmin2020-09-04T12:34:18-07:00
Leaner Tip: Substitute flour noodles with shirataki noodles to reduce recipe by ~200 calories per cup.
24 oz of macaroni shirataki noodles
8 oz of (2%) low fat plain greek yogurt
8 oz of low-fat cheddar cheese or cheese blend
4 wedge slices of Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cream Cheese
2 tbsp of parmesan cheese
4 strips of turkey bacon
To make the macaroni, rinse and boil the macaroni shirataki noodles for 5 min.
Drain water and keep the pasta and pat dry with a paper towel; this will help the cheese stick to the pasta better. When completely dry, put the pasta back in the same cooking pot.
Mix 8 oz of low fat plain greek yogurt, then add the laughing cow light cream cheese wedges until fully melted. Then slowly mix in the low fat cheddar cheese/cheese blend until also melted.
Chop up the turkey bacon into 1/2″ pieces, sauté in a separate pan than the one for the macaroni noodles for 5 min on medium heat. Once it’s fully cooked, mix turkey bacon into the mac ‘n cheese, top with parmesan cheese, and then serve.