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Creamy Healthier Macaroni and Cheese and a Giveaway

photo of a bowl of Macaroni and Cheese

I have a creamy stovetop 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.

photo of one bowl of creamy Macaroni and Cheese

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.

close-up photo of a bowl of Macaroni and Cheese

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.

Macaroni and Cheese


Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Greek Yogurt

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Dishes, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
This creamy macaroni and cheese is so easy and is a little lighter than a traditional one. It’s made with yogurt, but you can’t even tell it’s in there!


  • 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.


Serving: 0.25of recipe, Calories: 507kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Sodium: 450mg, Potassium: 246mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, NET CARBS: 52g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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

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