Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cheesy Pizza Mac

You must be looking at the title of this recipe and immediately thinking how can this be weight watcher friendly? is! Yes, it does sound fatty as heck but I created a pizza mac and cheese that is low cal and low fat but is still filled with cheesy yummy goodness. Kids and Adults will love this tasty meal. Pair it with a salad and you have the perfect dinner!

Cheesy Pizza Mac
Serves 6
Cal 261, Carbs 34.5, Fat 7g, Fiber 2.5g, Protein 16.1g

8 oz elbow macaroni (I used Barilla Whole Grain)
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup reduced fat shredded american cheese blend
1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese (provolone is great too)
1/2 cup fat free milk
1 can Italian style diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped turkey pepperoni
2 Italian turkey or chicken sausage links cooked and diced (I used Archer Farms Italian Chicken Sausage)

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile in a large saucepan over medium high heat whisk together milk, shredded american cheese, garlic powder, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Once smooth add in the tomatoes, pepperoni, and cooked sausage. Add in the macaroni. Stir well and pour into a lightly greased baking dish and top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. (I also topped mine with some extra pepperoni)

Broil for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly. Enjoy!

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  1. Can't wait to give this a try!

  2. Hi Bridget,
    We would just gobble this dish up, it looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen


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