Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese

The recipe Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese can be made in roughly 45 minutes. One serving contains 431 calories, 26g of protein, and 14g of fat. For $1.28 per serving, you get a main course that serves 4. It is brought to you by Cooking Ala Mel. Plenty of people made this recipe, and 29601 would say it hit the spot. It is a budget friendly recipe for fans of American food. A mixture of garlic powder, Salt & Pepper, plain greek yogurt, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. With a spoonacular score of 99%, this dish is excellent. Creamy greek yogurt mac ‘n cheese with peas and bacon, Homemade Greek Yogurt Gluten free Mac and Cheese, and Creamy Greek Yogurt Gazpacho are very similar to this recipe.

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients:

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I love Chobani)

salt & pepper, to taste

8 oz. (about 2 cups) shredded cheese (a sharp cheddar is great)

2 cups fresh spinach

8 oz. (about 2 cups) elbow pasta (I used whole wheat)

Equipment:

sieve

pot

Cooking instruction summary:

Cook the macaroni according to the package’s instructions (about 8-10 minutes), until al dente.Place the spinach leaves in the bottom of a strainer, and pour the pasta over top to drain and wilt the spinach. Save about 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Return the cooked macaroni and wilted spinach to the pot.Add about 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water to the pot, and stir in the cheese until melted. Stir in the greek yogurt, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, until smooth and creamy. Stir in the remaining pasta water to thin, if necessary. Serve immediately.

 

Step by step:


1. Cook the macaroni according to the package’s instructions (about 8-10 minutes), until al dente.

2. Place the spinach leaves in the bottom of a strainer, and pour the pasta over top to drain and wilt the spinach. Save about 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Return the cooked macaroni and wilted spinach to the pot.

3. Add about 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water to the pot, and stir in the cheese until melted. Stir in the greek yogurt, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, until smooth and creamy. Stir in the remaining pasta water to thin, if necessary.

4. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Information:

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430k Calories
25g Protein
13g Total Fat
55g Carbs
46% Health Score
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Calories
430k
22%

Fat
13g
21%

  Saturated Fat
7g
47%

Carbohydrates
55g
18%

  Sugar
1g
2%

Cholesterol
45mg
15%

Sodium
571mg
25%

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Protein
25g
51%

Manganese
2mg
115%

Selenium
63µg
90%

Vitamin K
73µg
70%

Phosphorus
421mg
42%

Vitamin A
1786IU
36%

Calcium
354mg
35%

Magnesium
126mg
32%

Vitamin B1
0.38mg
25%

Vitamin B12
1µg
24%

Zinc
3mg
23%

Vitamin B2
0.36mg
21%

Vitamin B3
3mg
19%

Folate
74µg
19%

Iron
3mg
18%

Copper
0.35mg
17%

Vitamin B6
0.23mg
11%

Potassium
315mg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.86mg
9%

Vitamin C
4mg
5%

Vitamin E
0.42mg
3%

Vitamin D
0.22µg
1%

Fiber
0.37g
1%

covered percent of daily need
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