Pizza Mac and Cheese
Family Friendly Pizza Mac and Cheese.
Did someone say Pizza, Mac and Cheese or Pizza Mac and Cheese?? This Mac and Cheese will leave your entire family speechless. Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned Mac and Cheese but how about 23 grams of protein, under 500 calories per serving and one that resembles a pepperoni pizza? Count me in!!
This recipe is so quick you can whip it up last minute when a craving strikes. It does require a lot of hand whisking though .. so be sure you’re not too sore from a arm workout. Kidding, kind of.
This recipe is macro friendly and family friendly. It’s actually a fun one to get your younger kids involved in and learning while cooking. I have my 3-year-old measure out all the ingredients. She weighs everything, “stop when the pasta hits the number 12.” It is amazing how many ways there are to teach our kids.
Try this one on your family and let me know what they think!
You can swap out any noodle here. Macros with change. We always use Barilla or De Cecco. Use Banza or Barilla Protein + for added protein.
Like any macaroni, in my opinion, it is best when eaten right away!
As always the best way to be the most accurate is to weigh you final dish and divide by the servings listed.
Half noodles, half steamed cauliflower chunks.
If you like this one, you'll love:
248 grams each
“ohsnapmacros – Pizza Mac and Cheese”
|12 oz. Cellentani Pasta Noodles (Barilla)|
|2 tbsp. salted butter|
|2 tbsp. all-purpose flour|
|1.5 cup whole milk|
|1 cup (85g) Medium Cheddar Cheese shreds at room temp|
|1 cup (85g) Reduced Fat Sharp Cheese - shredded, at room temp|
|Pinch of salt - add more later if needed|
|1/2 tsp. garlic powder|
|1/2 cup (56g) low skim mozzarella cheese shreds|
|1/4 cup (28g) Italian Breadcrumbs|
|1/2 cup (63g) pizza sauce|
|30 slices (30g) Hormel Turkey Pepperoni|