Rustic Bacon Mac and Cheese | Slimming World Friendly Recipe

This creamy, cheesy, Syn free rustic Mac and Cheese will outshine any Mac and Cheese you have tried before. With added bacon pieces it adds to the flavour and it is very simple to create. This unofficial recipe is perfect for any one following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet.

Mr Fatgirlskinny was not happy this morning when I told him he couldn’t have his usual cereal with milk because I wanted him to save both of his Healthy extra A allowances for this amazing Mac and Cheese. BUT all was forgiven when he tasted it! 

Why you’ll love this recipe….

  • So cheesy and creamy
  • Crispy on the top
  • Delicious
  • Low in fat and a healthier option
  • Perfect for batch cooking
  • The whole family will love it

Is this recipe Slimming World friendly?

This recipe is completely Syn free as long as you are using both of your daily Healthy Extra allowances. The whole dish is worth 4 HEA and we recommend 2 servings.

Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food but it doesn’t have to be served alone. I threw a salad with mine but this could be served in smaller baking dishes along side a delicious steak (American styley). It can also be frozen and reheated so don’t be put off by the quantities. 

Batch Cook – Storage Information

  • Fridge: Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Reheat in the microwave or in the oven.
  • Freezer: Allow to cool before placing in a suitable containers. Keep for up to 3 months. Thaw before reheating. 

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Rustic Bacon Mac & Cheese

Slimming World Syns: ZERO (Using Healthy Extra A Per Serving)*
Weight Watchers: Coming Soon
Calories: 664 Per Serving
Course Main Course
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Fatgirlskinny


  • 250 g Dried Macaroni Pasta
  • 1 Chicken Stock Cube
  • 4 Bacon Medallions (Roughly Chopped)
  • 250g Quark (Or Cottage Cheese Blended)
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • ¼ tsp Mustard Powder
  • 160g Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese (Grated)
  • Large Pinch Of Salt
  • Season Of Black Pepper
  • Frylight


  • Pre Heat Oven 220c, 200c fan or Gas Mark 7.
  • Weigh pasta and cook as per the instructions and 1 Chicken stock cube.
  • Spritz a pan with a little Frylight and cook the chopped bacon for a few minutes and then set aside.
  • In a small bowl or jug add Quark, Mustard Powder, Salt and Black Pepper. Mix together thoroughly. 
  • Add one egg at a time and whisk well. 
  • Add 80% Of the grated cheese and fold this into the mixture. 
  • Drain the pasta but place back into the saucepan (with no heat). Add the bacon and cheesy mixture. Mix until all of the pasta is covered.
  • Place the mixture into a baking dish, cover with the remaining grated cheese and pop into the oven for 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy 🙂 


*Slimming World Syns and Weight Watchers Points are all approximate and estimated by the team. They have not been verified by an official source.

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18 Responses

  1. Sian says:

    Oh my good god! This looks amazing ????

  2. Wavedancer says:

    I’ve been looking for a skinny version of mac and cheese so thank you for this! When I used to make the full fat version I used to add bacon, onions and tomatoes and it was yummy. I know what we’re having for dinner tomorrow. Keep the recipes coming. I love them!

  3. Donna says:

    Thanks for having a substitute for quark it isn’t always available in Australia

  4. Samantha says:

    Tried this today and I was really surprised how delicious it was. I have a bit left over so i’m going to re-heat it for lunch tomorrow! Yummy.

  5. Rhona Tyson says:

    Going to do this for dinner later, it looks delicious ?

  6. Ta says:

    Wanted to attempt this later but I don’t have mustard powder 🙁

  7. Angie says:

    Soooooo nice, I’m new to slimming world, so glad I found your site, recipes are fab

  8. Linda Brown says:

    Love all your recipes so spoilt for choice

  9. Char says:

    Made this tonight it was amazing!! I added onion and mushroom to the bacon,and as I didn’t have mustard powder, I stirred in one teaspoon of wholegrain mustard. Will definitely be making again. The hubby enjoyed it too ?

  10. Kemp says:

    What can you use if you can’t eat quark or cottage cheese please?

    • Fatgirlskinny says:

      Hi there
      You would probably have to follow a traditional recipe using milk and syn this 🙂

      sorry I can’t be of any more help


  11. Cali West says:

    This was really good! I’ve just finished eating and for an SW essentially free meal, you’ve hit the nail on the head. Adding the bacon was great as it really helped it along and.. It is so filling. I thought I’d polish off at least 2 servings, but no, one serve was more than enough, really! I just want to say thank you, it feels really good to know I can have a Macaroni Cheese and it be SW friendly. Thanks again! 🙂

  12. Nicola Anstey says:

    Cut this for the second time yesterday added a bit of the pasta water this time to loosen it slightly was delicious going to add onion next time!

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