Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese

Is it really possible to make healthy mac and cheese?!One of the best ways to make a creamy mac and cheese without adding fat is to use Greek yogurt instead of butter.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine For Kids, Worldwide
Servings 4 serves


  • 2 cups whole wheat elbow pasta
  • 2 cups shredded cheese a sharp cheddar is great
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Cook the macaroni according to the package’s instructions (about 8-10 minutes), until al dente.
  • Place the spinach leaves in the bottom of a strainer, and pour the pasta over top to drain and wilt the spinach. Save about 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Return the cooked macaroni and wilted spinach to the pot.
  • Add about 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water to the pot, and stir in the cheese until melted. Stir in the greek yogurt, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, until smooth and creamy. Stir in the remaining pasta water to thin, if necessary. Serve immediately.


Recipe from Cooking a la Mel
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