BBQ Mac & Cheese | Slimming Friendly

Pasta is one of the best comfort foods for me, and thankfully on Slimming World you can eat an unlimited amount of it (Within reason, of course!) I have lot's of pasta recipes on my website, and one of the most popular recipes is for Mac & Cheese.

slimming world friendly BBQ Mac & Cheese recipe

The classic Mac & Cheese is made using a flour based cheese sauce, with lashings of cheese in it and melted on top! This recipe is my lower fat version, with a lot less cheese and calories.

BBQ sauce is another of my favourite things, so I decided one evening to combine it with this Mac & Cheese, as there is nothing better than a cheese and BBQ sauce combination!

slimming world friendly BBQ Mac & Cheese recipe

It really easy super simple to make, and tastes so delicious! The pictures may not be perfect, but I am sure you can appreciate how good it truly is!

This Mac & Cheese is actually made using Butternut Squash to get the creaminess!

slimming world friendly BBQ Mac & Cheese recipe

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 BBQ Mac & Cheese Recipe

Extra Easy Syn Value: 2 Syns (Only if Using a HEa)

Healthy Extras: 1 x HEa

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You will need:

Mac N Cheese

300g of dried macaroni
½ onion, finely chopped
2 clove of garlic, crushed
pinch of cayenne pepper
2 tbsp mustard powder
400ml vegetable stock (can be made up with a cube)
half a butternut squash, seeds removed (cut a whole butternut squash in half, lengthways)
90g extra light cheddar
30g of Parmesan
salt and black pepper
Low Calorie cooking spray

BBQ sauce

5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp mustard powder
500g passata
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3 tbsp sweetener
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 pint coke zero


Preheat oven to 180c

Sprinkle the butternut squash with salt and pepper, and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Place on a baking tray and place in the oven for approx. 45 mins, or until softened

Meanwhile, fry off the onion for a few mins until softened. Add the garlic and fry for another few mins.

Once the butternut squash is cooked, scoop insides out and add to the saucepan with the garlic and onions. Add the pinch of cayenne and the mustard powder, then mix up with the back of a wooden spoon. 

Add the stock and bring to a boil.

Add the mix to a blender and blend until it is as smooth as possible, then add back to the saucepan over a low heat and stir in the cheeses.

Bring a large saucepan of water to boil, add in the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta and stir this into the sauce.

Top with the BBQ sauce and bake for 10 mins.


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