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Leek and macaroni cheese

Low-fat healthier mac and cheese recipe – unofficial Slimming World macaroni cheese

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Oven and Hob
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Low Calorie


A delicious healthier mac and cheese which tastes so naughty but is low fat and great on Slimming World or other weight loss plans



6 leeks trimmed and sliced thinly

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

300ml vegetable stock

300g Dried macaroni pasta shapes

400g Quark

6 tbsp Tomato puree

1 tsp mustard powder

2 eggs, beaten

160g reduced-fat cheddar cheese


Preheat the oven to 200°c/Gas 6.

Cook macaroni pasta shapes according to packet instructions, strain and set aside.

Meanwhile spray a large frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and gently fry the garlic for two minutes then add the sliced leeks and stock and bring to the boil then simmer for 6-8 minutes.

Transfer leeks mixture and pasta to a mixing bowl and stir to mix well

Mix the tomato puree, beaten eggs, mustard powder and quark until smooth and add this to the leek mixture.

Season well and ass the cheese leaving a little to sprinkle on top.

Pour the mixture into a large oven dish, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving.


The cost could be reduced using frozen leeks if required.

Keywords: pasta, pasta bake, mac and cheese

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