Macaroni and Cheese Recipe for Diabetic Meal Plans

Macaroni and Cheese

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Ingredients for Macaroni and Cheese:

12 ounces elbow macaroni

2 tsps vegetable oil divided

1 medium red onion, chopped about 1 cup

1/2 cup thin red bell pepper strips

1/4 cup chopped green onion

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese

1/2 cup tomato sauce

1/3 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese, divided

Cook macaroni according to your package directions.

While macaroni is cooking, in a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tsp of oil over medium heat. Add red onion, bell pepper, and green onion; saute until vegetables begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add remaining oil and mushrooms; saute for 4 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.

Preheat broiler. Drain macaroni; return to pan. Add vegetable mixture, ricotta cheese, tomato sauce, and 3 tbsps of cheddar. Mix well. Heat over low heat until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Transfer mixture to a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheddar over top. Broil 4 inches from heat until browned, about 3-5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition per serving:

Calories: 450

Carbohydrates: 73 grams

Protein: 23 grams

Fat: 7 grams

Cholesterol: 11 mg

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