Do you love a Super Creamy Mac and Cheese but feel guilty indulging? I have found the solution to guilt free Mac and Cheese! It is Instant Pot Healthy Style Super Creamy Mac and Cheese.
What is it you ask?
This Instant Pot Healthy Style Super Creamy Mac and Cheese Recipe uses Cauliflower and Carrots ? I know you are thinking that does not sound like it would be good, but it is ridiculously delicious and I am not kidding.
What makes this so delicious?
This Instant Pot Healthy Style Super Creamy Mac and Cheese Recipe takes the Cauliflower and Carrots cooks them until tender and purees them which creates a delicious smooth and creamy sauce.
By adding the pureed Cauliflower and Carrots you are able to lighten up this favorite dish and get your Veggie intake for the day.
Oh and to take it over the top add some toasted breadcrumbs, Gruyere Cheese and your favorite Macaroni, you won't be disappointed.
Did I mention this is super simple and easy to prepare? So easy!!!
What Kitchen tools do you need?
I used my Instant Pot to steam and cook the Veggies and my Immersion Blender to Puree all the ingredients together.
Is your Diet Restricted?
I really enjoy finding and posting healthy recipes and have been receiving numerous requests lately from people asking for help in adjusting the recipe to fit their dietary needs.
I am going to try and add in some ideas for the common dietary requests I have been receiving which you will see below. Let me know in the comments section if you try the variation and how it turns out so I can share the results.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
This Instant Pot Healthy Style Super Creamy Mac and Cheese is only 6 Points a serving on the Weight Watchers Program. Serving size is one cup. Your typical Mac and Cheese Recipe is about 14 points for one cup so this is considerably better and you are adding a serving of vegetables.
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Are you on a Gluten Free Diet?
Are you Diabetic?
If you need to watch your Carbs swap the traditional macaroni for a Low Carb Pasta like The Great Low Carb Bread Company Elbows which are only 7 net carbs per serving.
Do you want to make this dish Vegan?
Swap the Cream Cheese for Daiya Deluxe Cheese Sauce which is 100% Vegan. Swap the butter with Coconut Oil, skip the shredded cheese, and try the Nooch it Organic Dairy Free Grated Cheese in place of the Pecorino Romano cheese and you have now made this Vegan friendly.
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5 Ingredients to Elevate this Mac and Cheese to Gourmet
- Lump Crabmeat
- Grilled Chicken
- Tenderloin Tidbits
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