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Mac and Cheese


  • Author: Briana Thomas
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 servings

Description

This healthier Mac and Cheese is made with Dreamfields pasta and a silky smooth, ooey gooey cheese sauce. THM S

Feel free to use this cheese sauce on zoodles or another low carb pasta alternative if you prefer! Dreamfields is ok to use as a personal choice item on the THM plan occasionally, but monitor your own reaction to it to decide if it’s for you or not. You can find Dreamfields pasta at Walmart and most grocery stores.


Ingredients

 

CHEESE SAUCE

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I love sharp cheddar, but use whatever kind of cheese you like)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk (plain, not vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Cook the Dreamfields pasta according to package directions. Cook al dente; do not overcook!

Meanwhile melt the cheese sauce ingredients together in a saucepan on the stovetop. It’s important to do this slowly over medium-low heat. Do not boil. When everything is melted, whisk the cheese sauce together until smooth.

When the pasta is done, drain it and stir it into the cheese sauce. Add plenty of salt and black pepper to taste – I personally like a little more than the sauce calls for. Serve immediately.

Dreamfields pasta should not be reheated or overcooked (this causes it to lose whatever low glycemic properties it may have), so I enjoy leftovers cold.

Notes

Feel free to add chopped fully cooked ham, hot dogs, chicken, or turkey for protein. I added some crushed Ryvita cracker crumbs on top for garnish and some crunch.

The sauce in this dish is a great basic cheese sauce that you could use for many different things!

You can find this recipe on page 123 of my cookbook Necessary Food.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: THM S

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