Over the past weekend, the family visited, so I wanted to make something healthy to eat throughout the day when in a rush. This (healthier) mac & cheese was an absolute hit, especially in the later evenings when returning from a night out!
Protein Mac & Cheese Bake
Two boxes of protein pasta (I used
2 cups of cottage cheese
1 cup of Greek yogurt
2 and a half cups of reduced-fat cheddar cheese (don’t do no-fat; it won’t melt!)
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
Paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, and salt (to taste)
Cook the pasta and combine it with all the ingredients (leave 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese to top!)
Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, then set the oven to broil for five more minutes.
Take out and serve!
PS: This made a TON of mac & cheese, and we are still eating the leftovers, so you could cut the recipe in half and use a shorter dish/less cooking time.
Optional: top with panko bread crumbs if you like an extra crunch. It would also be great with some chicken sausage for even MORE protein!
Leave a comment if you decide to whip up this recipe and any changes/additions you made!