Cooktop Cove: 8 low-carb mac and cheese dishes that are so good you won't miss the carbs
By Sheree McDonald
If you're on a low-carb diet, then you know how difficult it is to avoid carb-rich foods such as mac and cheese. The great thing about a low-carb diet, however, is that more and more people are jumping on board with eating healthy. That means there are more options developing all the time.
Mac and cheese is one of those dishes that has come a long way. Now you can enjoy the ooey-gooey goodness of a heaping bowl of mac and cheese without counting carbs. Let's take a look at some of the low-carb mac and cheese recipes you need to try this week.
1. Super cheesey cauliflower mac and cheese
A delicious way to get a low carb mac and cheese? Substitute cauliflower for the noodles. The texture and taste are so spot on you won't even be able to tell the difference.
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2. Spaghetti squash mac and cheese
The awesome thing about spaghetti squash is its near-perfect noodle texture. Plus, the squash taste adds a little bit of extra flavor that ordinary mac and cheese simply doesn't have. This dish is sure to become a favorite go-to recipe.
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3. Low-carb mac and cheese
This recipe shows just how simple it is to make a few minor adjustments to create a low-carb solution. The low-carb flour is what makes this meal possible. It's so tasty.
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4. Cheesy zucchini
Zucchini noodles are a low-carb dream come true. This dish is loaded with rich, decadent cheese. Plus, you can whip it up in very little time.
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5. Loaded cauliflower mac and cheese
For those that want the total mac and cheese experience, this is the right recipe. It goes above and beyond traditional ingredients and adds savory bacon to the mix. Life is just better with bacon.
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6. Butternut squash mac and cheese (h/t Everyday Diabetic Recipes)
Butternut squash has a slightly sweeter taste than other squash options. This small adjustment transforms this traditional dish into something much more satisfying.
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7. Caramelized onion and prosciutto mac and cheese
If you thought regular mac and cheese was a comfort food, then you've never tasted this recipe. This dish takes flavor to the next level and it's filling enough to be an entree.
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