I couldn’t believe my eyes at the points for 1 serving of this mac and cheese when adding this to the recipe builder! Points are always listed in the notes section of this recipe below.
Instead of making a roux with butter, the flour is added to milk and whisked until the flour is dissolved. Then the milk gets poured into the remaining milk mixture and it thickens! Who needs butter when making mac and cheese? Some panko bread crumbs get toasted on top of the mac and cheese for a nice little crunch.
Some crunchy bacon on top would be good or some scallions. The bacon would be extra points of course.
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been trying to post more Weight Watcher Recipes. Those seem to always do the best on this website. Desserts, not very well. Sometimes my sweet tooth goes a little crazy and I have to make some kind of decadent dessert.Print
- 10 oz of medium sized shells
- 2 cups of 1% milk plus 1/2 cup
- 1/4 cup of flour
- 3/4 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 6 tablespoons of panko bread crumbs
- parsley for garnish
- In a medium sauce pan, boil the medium shells for 8-10 minutes until al dente.
- While the noodles are cooking let the 2 cups of milk come to a simmer in a medium sauce pan. Whisk the remaining 1/2 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of flour together in a bowl until the flour is combined. Add to the cups of milk that is simmering on the stove top. Let the milk and flour thicken for another 5 minutes. Add in salt and pepper for seasoning.
- Stir in the cheese until melted and combine the cheese with the noodles.
- Put the broiler on high and add noodles to some oven proof bowls such as ramekins. Sprinkle some panko over the top and let the panko brown in the oven.
- Serving Size: 1 cup
Weight Watcher Points Plus: 9
myWW points: Blue 5; Green 6; Purple 5
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 282
- Fat: 9.34
- Saturated Fat: 4.86
- Carbohydrates: 34.91
- Fiber: 1.6
- Protein: 13.72
I am not affiliated with WW formerly known as Weight Watchers in any way. I am just a member who likes to create WW recipes and share them with everyone. Freestyle is the name of the current program of WW and smart points are calculated for the recipes. Some blogs list them as freestyle smart points and some list them as smart points. There is no difference between the 2.