Diabetes-Friendly Mac and Cheese Recipes

Macaroni and cheese isn't just for kids. These yummy cheesy pasta recipes are perfect for people with diabetes and those without.

Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

One cheese just wasn't enough for this this lower-carb casserole that features mozzarella, Muenster, sharp cheddar, and garlic-and-herb cheeses. Butternut squash is the surprise ingredient, adding nutrients like vitamin A.

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Ham and Spinach Two-Cheese Pasta

Are you cooking for two? This fiber-rich pasta dish uses Parmesan and Italian-blend cheeses to hold ham, penne noodles, and spinach together in a perfect portion-controlled meal.

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Lobster Mac and Cheese Casserole

Take macaroni and cheese to the next level with this seafood-and-veggie version that boasts big flavor with a gourmet twist.

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Three-Cheese Vegetable Pasta Toss

This cheesy vegetarian pasta boasts 6 grams of fiber per serving, and it's a tasty way to sneak in veggies such as spinach and mushrooms. Plus, it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish!

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Tried-and-True Chili Mac

This spicy spin on comfort food uses chiles, garlic, onion, and beef broth to boost chili flavor, while cavatappi noodles and cheddar cheese complete the combo.

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Greek Tuna Casserole

Replace traditional American macaroni and cheese with this low-carb casserole. It features ingredients such as lemon and tuna that deliciously complement the feta-topped orzo pasta and Mediterranean-style veggies.

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Three-Cheese Manicotti

You won't believe this Italian casserole is low-carb! Make your own manicotti wraps for a brag-worthy meal, or buy shells to cut down on prep time.

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Chicken, Macaroni, and Cheese

This protein-packed pasta favorite is loaded with fresh tomatoes, spinach, and onions -- plus two types of cheese. Your family will love this spin on mac and cheese, and you'll love that it has only 33 grams of carb for a 1-1/3-cup serving. 

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Macaroni and Cheese

This updated version of the classic comfort food takes advantage of ingredients, such as fat-free milk, refrigerated egg product, and reduced-fat cheddar cheese to lower calories, fat, and carbs.

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Penne with Ricotta and Summer Vegetables

For this versatile pasta dish, choose whatever vegetables are ready to pick from your garden or local farmer's market.

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Baked Ratatouille-Sausage Penne

In the mood for a zesty Italian dish? Try this low-fat sausage-and-eggplant one-dish meal that boasts only 250 calories and 17 grams of protein per 1-cup serving.


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Mediterranean Chicken and Pasta

This simple and sublime dish is seasoned with fresh oregano, garlic, and feta cheese. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal, you won't believe this gourmet-style pasta dish has only 27 grams of carb per serving.

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Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes

Fresh basil, garlic, nutmeg, and pepper gently season this red, white, and green Italian-style main dish. Plus, it includes Swiss chard, an excellent source of cancer-fighting antioxidants. Don't have Swiss chard? Substitute spinach.

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Pasta with Basil Cream Sauce

Grow fresh basil year-round in a sunny window. Its distinctive flavor adds character to sauces like this one, which features garlic, prosciutto, and Parmesan cheese.

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