Who doesn't love mac and cheese?! All that ooey, gooey, creamy cheese...yum!! BUT...it can be a tid bit unhealthy...well not anymore! This dish just uses 1 little bag of cheese and...wait for it...greek yogurt!! Yup! Super easy to make and very yummy meal, my boyfriend loved it too!!
1 pound elbow pasta
8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6-7 oz plain Greek yogurt
1 (5 oz) bag spinach
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1.5 teaspoons salt
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook noodles to your preference. Save 1/2 cup pasta water.
2. Drain the noodles on top of the spinach. I emptied the bag of spinach into a colander and then poured all the water over the spinach.
3. Pour noodles and spinach back into the large pot. Stir in the shredded cheese and add the reserved pasta water as needed to help melt the cheddar cheese. Stir in the Greek yogurt, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Stir until completely combined and creamy.
Took me awhile to find a recipe I liked that tasted close to the real deal..and this one definitely took the win! Finally!! My favorite pasta dish the healthy way! Even my boyfriend devoured it (actually he didn't eat a few bites...but I'll let it slide since I did give him more...)
Pasta. Need I say more?
Maybe it's because I'm Italian, or maybe it's because I love carbs...but pasta is by far my favorite dish. When I was in the depths of my eating disorder, I used to fear every type of pasta. I would not allow myself to eat it. Now, I could eat pasta and Italian food every single day for the rest of my life. Enough said.