Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Creamy Healthier Macaroni and Cheese and a Giveaway

I have a creamy stove top macaroni and cheese recipe to share today, made healthier with Greek yogurt.

I love trying out different macaroni and cheese recipes and I’m always looking for ways to make Mr. K’s favorite dish healthier. Recently, I tried using some Greek yogurt.

I was afraid it would give the dish a tangy taste from the yogurt, but luckily it didn’t. Instead, it just made the pasta incredibly creamy. Mr. K didn’t even notice the recipe had been healthified.

I’ve found that one of the key steps in making creamy macaroni and cheese is to grate the cheese fresh rather than using pre-shredded cheese, which can make some macaroni and cheese recipes turn out quite gritty.

 

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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Greek Yogurt

Ingredients:

2 cups elbow pasta
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp hot sauce

Directions:

Boil pasta until cooked. Drain and return pasta to stove. Turn off stove and add in cheese and stir until fully melted. Stir in yogurt and seasonings until completely incorporated. Serve warm.

 

 

100 Responses to “Creamy Healthier Macaroni and Cheese and a Giveaway”

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    Catherine S — October 15, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

    Liked on FB!

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    Jessica — October 16, 2013 @ 1:48 am

    Surprisingly, I need a new mandolin slicer. So I’d buy that.

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    Jessica — October 16, 2013 @ 1:53 am

    And post liked :-)

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    Christy — October 16, 2013 @ 2:33 am

    Liked on Facebook :) thanks for another amazing giveaway!

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    Christy — October 16, 2013 @ 2:36 am

    I would be interested to get the pyramid grater too! It looks very easy to grip at the top and use safely; I’m always afraid of slicing my fingers with graters, haha

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    Christy — October 16, 2013 @ 2:37 am

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    Vicky — October 16, 2013 @ 4:10 am

    I’ve been looking for a good pyramid cheese grinder like that one. Is definitely buy the cheese grinder. Thanks for sharing this great healthy option!

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    Sandy — October 16, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    I made mac and cheese recently, grating the cheese as well. It really did make a difference to a smoother sauce. I still want to try your cornstarch version.

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    Barb — October 16, 2013 @ 6:43 am

    I see more than one thing I would buy, but the first would be a collapsible trivet.

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    susan baldner — October 16, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    I definately need a new grater!!

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    lynn @ oh-soyummy.com — October 16, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    Hubby usually doesn’t like Greek yogurt… I wonder if this is the perfect way to sneak it in! :)

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    lynn @ oh-soyummy.com — October 16, 2013 @ 7:15 am

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    Sandy — October 16, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    I always need new spatulas and wooden spoons. That is what I use the most.

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    Christina — October 16, 2013 @ 8:43 am

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    Heather B — October 16, 2013 @ 10:28 am

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    Kelly O — October 16, 2013 @ 10:40 am

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    Morgan Work — October 16, 2013 @ 11:33 am

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    Soo — October 16, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

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    teresa — October 16, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

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    Natalie — October 16, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

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    Teresa — October 16, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    I would get a Santoku knife, strawberry colored!

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    the essential strainer in strawberry!

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    Lindsey W.B. — October 16, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    Well my boyfriend just bent our cheese knife trying to separate frozen sausages, so I’d really love to get a new one of those!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — October 17, 2013 @ 5:41 am

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    Becky — October 18, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

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    shanna — October 19, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    Core Kitchen seems to have amazing knives so I’d have to go with that. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to try it this evening

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    I need a new knife set so I’d buy the Paring, Utility and Santoku Knives with Sheaths – Set of 3 – Azure/Magenta

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    I’m always looking for the most delicious healthier recipe for mac and cheese because I LOVE mac and cheese and to eat it more!

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    I’d definitely have to buy myself a new pyramid grater!!!

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    Birdie Skolfield — October 21, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

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