Please note, the giveaway portion of this post is now closed. Congrats to entry #36!
I have a creamy stove top macaroni and cheese recipe to share today, made healthier with Greek yogurt. I’m also giving away a $50 gift card for kitchen tools at Core Kitchen.
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. So for this recipe, I was able to use my new pyramid grater from Core Kitchen.
Core Kitchen offers all sorts of colorful kitchen products. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know how obsessed I am with kitchen tools. I always want to try everything and I have more tools that I’d like to admit. So when Core Kitchen recently contacted me and offered to send me a few items to try out, I gladly accepted. I chose the pyramid grater and this glass prep board. I’m in love with how pretty everything looks on the cutting board and the pyramid grater was really easy to use.
Now onto the giveaway. Core Kitchen is offering one of my readers a $50 gift card to buy kitchen products from their website. The giveaway runs until Friday October 25, 2013 at 11:59pm PST. I will use random.org to generate the winning entry. To enter, leave a comment on this post, telling me one item you’d buy if you win the gift card.
For additional entries:
1. Like this post on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment at the bottom of this blog post telling me you’ve done so. Also include your FB handle if it’s not obvious. Make sure it is a separate comment from your initial comment entry, so that it is counted separately.
2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet the following “Win a $50 gift card for kitchen tools at Core Kitchen from @kirbiecravings http://wp.me/p17wwJ-4SP” Then leave a separate comment at the end of this blog post with a link to the tweet. Make sure it is a separate comment from any of your other comment entries so that it is counted separately.
Also, be sure to check out my other currently active giveaway:
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Greek Yogurt
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
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.