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.


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.

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100 comments on “Creamy Healthier Macaroni and Cheese and a Giveaway”

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

  3. Liked on Facebook 🙂 thanks for another amazing giveaway!

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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

  8. I definately need a new grater!!

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

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

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  17. The glass prep boards are pretty, but I think I’d be getting a Dual Grip Board first thing! 🙂

  18. Liked the FB post, too.

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  20. I would purchase the Honeycomb Cast Iron Trivet in Strawberry.

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  23. I also love the dual grip board!! Def could use that.

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  34. I would buy a grip cutting board and new spatulas with my giftcard!

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  38. I would get the santoku knife and the cast iron paper towel stand.. or maybe the cutting board.

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  43. I’d love to buy the colorful grip back cutting mats.

  44. the essential strainer in strawberry!

  45. 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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  47. I would like one of those silicone bamboo spatulas. 🙂

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  54. I would either buy a glass prep board or some chef knifes!

  55. I would buy a couple tools….all in red!

  56. 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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  60. 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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  68. I’d definitely have to buy myself a new pyramid grater!!!

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  77. I really need a new grater so I would probably buy one of their pyramid graters!!

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