I should own a T-shirt that says: “Will Run for Mac & Cheese.” Pasta and cheese together are such a delightful combination. This Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese is easy, super tasty and is a bit healthier for you.
I realized last week I was on shrimp recipe binge. Between the Baked Coconut Shrimp, Kale and Shrimp Chowder and Goat Cheese and Shrimp Quesadilla, I have probably “shrimped” you guys out. I sound like Bubba Gump for crying out loud! Instead of buying a shrimp boat, I got myself a better calendar and started getting a little more organized on planning my blog posts.
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I think with fall here it is about time to talk comfort food. Creamy, cheesy food with a healthy spin! I seriously think this dish might be one of my all time favorites.Healthy, Easy & Delish Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese
My Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese comes together with just a handful of ingredients and could not be easier or tastier!
Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese
Mac and Cheese. It’s America’s comfort food. It’s filling, comforting and something that makes you feel so cozy. It’s not always the best for you though.
But what if I told you that you could have your noodles and get some protein too? This version of the classic fare uses Greek yogurt to amp up the protein factor. I added enough spices to make it taste like the real thing though!
You can make your Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese as healthy or as unhealthy as you’d like by adding whole-wheat pasta and reduced-fat cheese. Either way to Greek Yogurt adds probiotics and protein.
You make the dish in one pot, so it is super easy to throw together after a run or on a busy day. The creamy Greek yogurt allows the cheese to melt perfectly without making a fancy sauce. It’s such a fabulous shortcut.
In fact, this might be the easiest Mac & Cheese you make… even as easy as the box. But this tastes better than the box and is better for you.
Just be careful with a delicious pot like this as it will be gone in no time. My family eats it all in one sitting so I wouldn’t plan on having any leftovers!
Love this? Also try…
- 3 Ingredient Creamy Pesto Pasta
- Creamy Cauliflower Mac & Cheese (hidden veggies)
- Kale Pasta
- 15 Minute Creamy Healthy Pumpkin Pasta
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Healthy, Easy & Delish Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese
Pasta and cheese together is such a delightful combination. This Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese is easy, super tasty and is a bit healthier for you.
- 2 cups macaroni elbow pasta
- ¼ cup reserved pasta water
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ teaspoon dried mustard
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and reserve ¼ cup of the water you cooked the pasta in for the sauce. Do not rinse the pasta.
- Return the pasta to the pot, and add the pasta water, cheese and yogurt. Stir until the cheese melts and the pasta is coated.
- Stir in the salt, pepper and spices. Adjust to taste.
This recipe can be super healthy with whole-wheat pasta, low-fat cheese and 0% low-fat Greek yogurt. This skinny variation works well and tastes great. To make it super creamy, use at least 2% Greek yogurt and regular cheddar cheese.
Check out my recipe page for more healthy meal ideas!
What is your favorite comfort food?
Do you have tricks to make recipes healthier?