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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 306.4
  • Total Fat: 16.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 93.6 mg
  • Sodium: 287.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 16.2 g

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Baked Macaroni & Swiss Cheese with beef and veggies

Submitted by: K10DITTMAR

Introduction

The calories in this is o.k., however the fat content is a little high - less than a normal Mac & Cheese recipe though. But, it is delicious - packed with flavor and color!! The upside is, you can freeze this and dish out half size portions and eat it with a zero calorie salad, or alternatively replace the rich Swiss cheese with low fat, and remove the beef if you like (these contain the most fat). The downside? self control!! you will want more. The calories in this is o.k., however the fat content is a little high - less than a normal Mac & Cheese recipe though. But, it is delicious - packed with flavor and color!! The upside is, you can freeze this and dish out half size portions and eat it with a zero calorie salad, or alternatively replace the rich Swiss cheese with low fat, and remove the beef if you like (these contain the most fat). The downside? self control!! you will want more.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    200 g lean ground beef
    6 cherry tomatoes - chopped
    1 cup chopped mushrooms
    1 large egg - beat with a drop of low fat milk or water
    1 tbsp soy sauce (I use Kikkoman)
    2 tbsp basil freshly chopped or 1 large tsp dry
    1 tbsp black pepper (I like spicy, alter according to taste)
    1 tsp cayenne pepper or chili flakes
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 medium onion - chopped
    1 large garlic clove crushed, or dry flakes according to taste
    1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (any color)
    1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (Raclette works well)
    2 tbsp low fat sour cream (I use weightwatchers)

Directions

Makes 4 large cup servings

Cook wholewheat macaroni on the side (add a pinch of salt). Preheat oven - 200C / 390F (I usually heat the oven dish as well - 20cm x 20cm). Fry onions, garlic and beef in olive oil. After 5 minutes add soy sauce, spices and mushrooms - cook another 5 minutes. Lower heat and add cherry tomatoes and bell pepper. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Mix egg and sour cream, add about 2 tablespoons of the grated cheese to the mixture. Take beef mixture off the heat. Mix the beef mixture and egg and cheese mixture with drained and washed macaroni, transfer to oven dish. Sprinkle leftover cheese on top. Bake for 30 minutes (I use a small convection oven, depending on the size, you may reduce this time) grill for another 5 to 10 minutes depending on crisp desired. Dish up and enjoy!!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user K10DITTMAR.






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