Slimming World's deluxe macaroni cheese recipe

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Slimming World's deluxe macaroni cheese is one of those dishes that reminds you that you don't have to give up your favourite comfort food just because you're on a diet.

Slimming World's deluxe macaroni cheese
  • Slimming World
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories483 Kcal24%
Sugar10.4 g12%
Fat4.9 g7%
Saturated Fat1.9 g10%
Salt0.33 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein22.4 g45%
Carbohydrates93.5 g36%
Salt0.33 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Slimming World’s deluxe macaroni cheese recipe takes just 10 minutes to prep.

Slimming World’s deluxe macaroni cheese is a classic mac but with the healthy addition of leeks, courgettes and mushrooms, all generously coated in a thick, cream cheese sauce. And although it's low fat cheese to keep the calories down, we reckon you can barely tell once it's baked. For those days when you just want something super-comforting, this is one of our favourite Slimming World recipes. It takes less than an hour to make and it's great for weeknight family dinners. 


  • 400g dried macaroni or other small pasta shapes
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 2 courgettes, sliced
  • 125g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley, to garnish
  • Salad or vegetables, to serve

For the sauce:

  • 2 level tbsp cornflour
  • 250ml skimmed milk
  • 150g fat-free natural fromage frais
  • 1 tsp mustard powder, mixed with 2 tsp water
  • A pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 40g reduced fat Cheddar-style cheese, grated




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions then drain well and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a large non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat. Add the leeks, courgettes and mushrooms and cook for 8-10 minutes or until softened.
  3. While the vegetables are cooking, make the sauce. Blend the cornflour with a little milk and set aside. Bring the remaining milk to the boil in a saucepan over a medium-high heat, then stir in the cornflour mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes or until thickened, stirring continuously.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and beat in the fromage frais, mustard and nutmeg with a wooden spoon. Season to taste and stir in most of the cheese.
  5. Tip the pasta and vegetables into an ovenproof dish, mix well and pour the sauce over the top. Sprinkle over the rest of the cheese and bake for 20-30 minutes or until crisp and golden. Scatter over the parsley and serve hot with salad or your favourite vegetables. 

Top tips for making Slimming World’s deluxe macaroni cheese

Add some extra spice by adding 1 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes to the homemade sauce before cooking.

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