Diabetes-Friendly Mac and Cheese Recipes
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.