VERY Low Carb Macaroni and Cheese
low carb recipes
I eat low carb recipes all the time. I’m tinkering around in my kitchen coming up with new creations on a regular basis, and today I lucked up on a real keeper. It’s for low carb macaroni and cheese. How can there be a low carb mac and cheese, when macaroni and other types of pasta are made from flour? The secret to deleting the calories and carbs from pasta is to use Miracle noodles, also called shirataki noodles. These noodles are high fiber, zero calorie foods, and I’ve been eating a lot of them lately. Miracle Noodles come in several different shapes, so you can choose the one you think will work best in your macaroni and cheese recipes. I used the rice-shaped noodles, but if you decide to use the fettuccini, I suggest first cutting it into smaller pieces with a knife or kitchen shears. Next time I make this recipe, I’m going to try using the rigatoni-shaped shirataki noodles. Miracle Noodles also makes a shrimp-shaped noodle that can be used for macaroni and cheese, but I haven’t tried those yet.
This low carb recipe for macaroni and cheese contains about six grams of carbohydrates – and that’s for the entire dish. You’ll get at least six generous servings from this recipe, so that’s only one carb – or less – per serving. This is a very good recipe. It tastes great and has a nice texture. I took it to my friend’s house for dinner tonight, as she’s also on a low carb diet and likes low carb recipes. The men ate it, too, thinking it was a rice casserole. They liked it, so we didn’t tell them any different! It’s also satisfying and filling. The noodles expand a little after you eat them, so you won’t be hungry any time soon!
Low carb mac and cheese recipe
What you’ll need:
3 pouches Miracle Noodles or shirataki noodles
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
¾ cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons blue cheese salad dressing
2 tablespoons milk
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon black pepper
Salt, to taste
Directions: Open the three pouches of noodles and empty the contents into a large strainer. Rinse well with hot water for two minutes. Line a two-quart Pyrex bowl with several paper towels and pour noodles into bowl to dry. Lift paper towel and noodles from bowl and spray bowl with cooking spray. Return noodles to bowl.
To the bowl, add 1 cup cheddar cheese, ricotta, sour cream, blue cheese salad dressing, milk, eggs, and seasonings. Blend well with noodles. Top casserole with remaining grated cheddar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Allow to stand for about fifteen minutes before serving.
Buy Miracle Noodles:
Low carb recipes and zero calorie foods:
- Walden Farms Zero Calorie Foods
Reviews of Walden Farm zero-calorie products, with ideas for low carb recipes.
- Easy Very Low Carb Bread Recipe!
How to make your own low carb bread that's tasty and high in fiber. Easy recipe!
- Healthy Low-Carb Not Potato Salad
- Zero Calorie Foods: Miracle Noodles
Yes - these Miracle Noodles are zero calorie foods! They contain no fat, no carbs, no gluten, and no calories. And you don't even have to cook them! Learn how to use these noodles as part of a low calorie diet or a low carb diet.
- Zero Calorie Foods: Raspberry-Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing
Awesome recipes for zero calorie foods and low carb foods! Check out these delicious recipes for salad dressings and buy some Walden Farms products. Photo included.
More by this Author
Great tips for tenderizing tough cuts of meat!
Crabmeat is one of the most succulent and delicious of all types of flesh. In fact, it’s near the very top of my list, and I’ve spent years catching and cooking the shelled critters! I've come up with some...
Information about crabbing, stone crab season, and blue crab season in Florida, along with regulations, great locations, and tips. Discount crab traps, crab nets, photos, maps, and videos included.