I know what you are thinking . . . skinny mac and cheese? Can it be possible. Well, in all truth, there is no such thing as truly skinny mac and cheese, and a better name would probably be skinnier mac and cheese, but hey! If you can cut the calories in a dish like this and not lose any of the flavour, and end up with a dish that still tastes somewhat indulgent, then I would say job well done!
This dish is delicious and probably has about a third less the calories of the full fat version. I did this by using skimmed milk and the new 33% lower in fat low low cheese blend. This is a great tasting cheese blend which includes low fat Red Leicester, Medium Cheddar and Mozzarella for that bit of ooze factor.
This gets layered in a dish with cooked macaroni. A mix of eggs and skimmed milk, seasoned lightly with salt, pepper and paprika . . . is poured over top and the the whole thing is baked. You do save some of the cheese for later. It gets thrown on right at the end to gild the lily so to speak.
The end result is something totally delicious, totally family pleasing, and just that little bit better for you, than the full fat version. As a once in a blue moon version, you just can't lose!
*Skinny Layered Mac & Cheese*Serves 4
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp ground sweet paprika355ml of skimmed milk (1 1/2 cups)