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:
Carbohydrates: 73 grams
Protein: 23 grams
Fat: 7 grams
Cholesterol: 11 mg
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