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Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

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Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 3
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Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

An easy way to make a super creamy mac and cheese.

Ingredients

1/2
pound pasta (1/2 box) (Cellentani is my favorite for almost any mac and cheese)
3.5
ounces (1 container) Yoplait® Greek honey yogurt
8
ounces Jack cheese, grated
2
tablespoons chives
1/2
cup Progresso™ panko bread crumbs
1
tablespoon butter

Directions

  • 1 Bring salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook until al dente. Strain, reserving about a cup of the pasta cooking water, and return to the pot, but keep it OFF the heat. Stir in the cheese, but be careful to not let it clump up. Doing it in 3 smaller batches helps. Add in about half the pasta water and stir. Finally, add the yogurt and mix well. Stir in the chives.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in a frying pan, toast the breadcrumbs in the butter. Stir often to evenly toast and avoid burning.
  • 3 Serve your mac and cheese and top with the crispy breadcrumbs.
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.
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Super easy, super creamy homemade mac and cheese to cure your comfort food needs.

As prepared by The Food in my Beard,

Greek yogurt is the secret ingredient for decadently creamy mac and cheese. 

Greek yogurt has such a nice, thick texture and a great tangy flavor, so I thought that it would work great in a nice big bowl of mac and cheese. I'm always looking for fun new ways to make mac and cheese, and this version really delivered! 

The yogurt helps you easily create a luscious sauce without going through much effort. I also added some chives to cut through the richness of the sauce, and topped it with some butter-toasted breadcrumbs to add a nice, contrasting crunch to the creamy dish.

 

Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

I toasted the breadcrumbs first so I could get it out of the way. I knew if I did this simultaneously while cooking the pasta, I'd end up burning them.

 

Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

Nicely browned.

 

Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

Cook your pasta and then return it to the pot, but not over heat! Stir in the cheese in two batches, being careful not to let it get clumped up.

 

Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

Add in some of the pasta cooking liquid. It will seem a little broken at first because the water hasn’t fully combined with the cheese to form the creamy sauce.

 

Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

Add in the yogurt and give it a good stir.

 

Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

Now THAT'S a creamy mac and cheese! Chives were the last ingredient to go in before this picture.

 

Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese

Top with the crunchy breadcrumbs and a little more chives. This is a great bowl of pasta and really easy to make too!

 

Dan Whalen welcomes back mac and cheese season.  He has been blogging for over 6 years at The Food in my Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!

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Tips  

Expert Tips

Be careful when adding the cheese and yogurt as stated in the recipe. The cheese can get clumpy and the yogurt can separate if overheated.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
623.5
Daily Value
Total Fat
27.9g
43%
(
Saturated Fat
17.1g
85%
)
Cholesterol
77.5mg
26%
Sodium
469.7mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
61.2g
20%
(
Dietary Fiber
2.5g
10%
,
Sugars
5.7g
)
Protein
30.9g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
60.50%
60%
Iron
8.70%
9%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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