Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

 

Mac and cheese is such a huge staple in most households!  Everyone loves it!  We ate a lot of it growing up and now our kids are growing up on the same comfort food we know and love!

Unfortunately, there are so many people in this world that can’t eat pasta and they miss out on this childhood staple.  In fact, a few years ago I helped develop a few recipes for a young man that had a gluten intolerance and fructose intolerance.  He was on strict eating guidelines and his mom and dad were finding it increasingly difficult to cook and prepare meals for him. There was just not a lot of options fro this poor kid.  Long story short, my hubby and I own out own business (photography, mainly for food and products) and we did work for this young man’s parents, a vegetable spiral slicer.  Anyway, I made up some recipes for them for their product and we got to talking about her son and all the issues she has with him.  She asked if I could come up with some personalized  recipes just for him!  Absolutely!  Food is my life and helping people is too!  God always puts us in the right spot at the right time!  So, with a list of all the foods he could and could not eat and very detailed and researched nutrition facts of each recipe, I developed a bunch of different recipes for him.

Sweet Potato mac and cheese was one of the first ones that I did.  His mom gave me a list of meals he wished he could eat and I developed recipes that were tweaked to meet his specific needs and also gave him a chance to feel like he was eating like a normal human being again.  He got to enjoy the foods he couldn’t before.

This is a great meal!  Less carbs and so much flavor.  Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins too!  They are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, manganese and B6.  They have so many other health benefits too!

This is so close to regular mac and cheese that my own kids didn’t even notice a difference and probably wouldn’t have even believed it was sweet potato if it wasn’t for the vibrant orange color!  Needless to say, they loved it and I felt good about serving it!

This is a delicious healthier alternative to regular mac and cheese that I am sure you and your family will enjoy just as much as mine does!

 

Ingredients:

1 or 2 large sweet potatoes

8 oz shredded smoked cheddar

4 tbsp ghee

2/3 cup almond milk (unsweetened/unflavored)

 

Directions:

Peel sweet potatoes then shred them using a thick blade of a grater or use a vegetable spiral slicer.  You want to create thick noodle like strands.

Spray non stick pan with cooking spray and cook sweet potato noodles on medium heat, tossing frequently, about 7-10 minutes.

Melt ghee in a heavy bottom pan on medium heat.

Then add milk slowly, stirring constantly.  Once the milk is heated, about 5-7 minutes, add your cheese and stir constantly until cheese is completely melted and smooth.

Once cheese is smooth pour over sweet potatoes and serve immediately.