Hi everyone Dr. Kenny here and we just made this recipe for lunch and it was so delicious I had to stop everything that I was doing and put this recipe up for you.
It’s a low-carb version of macaroni and cheese.
This is a recipe that I really love because it gives you the great taste of cheese and the texture of macaroni.
But the best thing that I love about this recipe is that it does not give you all of the carbohydrates and all of the sugar and it does not spike my blood sugar like normal mac & cheese does. So give this recipe a try and let me know what you think of it the next time I see you in the office.
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So here is the recipe and I call it:
*I Can’t Believe It’s Not Real Mac & Cheese – Low Carbohydrate Recipe*
The ingredients are:
- ¼ cup of unsalted butter
- 4 cups of thinly sliced cabbage or two 7 ounce packages of miracle noodles. Just make sure that you cook the noodles and drain them.
- Cream cheese – 3 tablespoons
- ¼ cup of vegetable broth
- shredded sharp cheddar cheese – 4 ounces
- grated Parmesan cheese – ¼ cup
- Sea salt – to taste
- black pepper – to taste
We begin by putting the butter and the sliced cabbage into a saucepan and set this over medium heat until the cabbage becomes tender, this usually takes about 13 – 15 minutes. Make sure that you are stirring this so it does not burn. Then just removed from the heat and set this on the side. If you are using miracle noodles instead of the sliced cabbage just place them in a sauté pan with butter to warm them up for a minute or so, and then put them on the side.
Now to prepare our cheese sauce just put the butter in a nice sized saucepan and heat over medium heat until the butter is melted. Next stir in the broth and the cream cheese and continue to stir this until it becomes thickened. This normally takes about two minutes. Then reduce to low heat then add the cheddar cheese and the Parmesan cheese. Continue stirring this while you are cooking it until the cheese is melted then add the salt and the pepper to taste. Then just remove this cheese sauce from the heat and pour over your cabbage and mix everything nicely to combine it. If you like, you can top this with salsa to give it a little bit of kick.
This recipe makes 6 servings each of them has 240 calories, 23 g of fat, 7 g of protein and 1.5 g of carbohydrates and 0 g of fiber.
I hope you really enjoy this recipe and if you do please share it with your family and friends. Especially if they have to keep track of their blood sugar levels during the day like I do.
*Recipes are from the ketogenic cook book by jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich. It should be part of your cooking library.