Spicy Low Carb Mac & Cheese June 17 2012 9 Comments

Spicy Low Carb Mac & CheeseServes 4
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2 bags Skinny Dip Macaroni
2 cups grated sharp low fat Cheddar
4 oz hot chorizo or turkey pepperoni, diced
1 1/2 cups low fat milk OR
3/4 cup cream + 1/2 cup water (less carbs)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Tabasco hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
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Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat a 9x9" baking dish with cooking spray or oil sprayer (to save $$). Rinse and drain macaroni. Cook chorizo and onion in a nonstick skillet until cooked through. 

Pour cream, water, egg, Tabasco and spices in a nonstick saucepan (hard anodized is best). Keep stirring and cook until mixture is hot but not boiling. Add 1 1/2 cups cheese and stir until melted and smooth. 

Stir in macaroni and chorizo, then pour into the baking pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 25 minutes and let sit 5 minutes before serving.
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Nutritional Breakdown
(using cream and chorizo -- add 3 carbs if using low fat milk)
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Calories:  278.....Carbs:  5 grams.....Protein:  22 grams......Fat:  18 grams
Fiber:  0 grams.....Potassium:  227 mg.....Sodium: 427 mg