Mac and cheese is an American favorite! But, the carb heavy, fat-infused goodness doesn't fit well on the healthy side. These easy recipes will make your favorite food a little bit healthier without losing any of the taste you love!
When you’re craving the full-fat, carby goodness that is regular mac and cheese, opt for this skinny baked recipe instead. It’ll taste the same with only 250 calories per serving! Get the recipe here.
Greek Yogurt Mac And Cheese
This healthy mac and cheese recipe uses greek yogurt to make it creamy without all the calories. You can’t even taste the difference, but you’ll notice it on the scale! Find the recipe here.
Buffalo Chickpea Mac And Cheese
For a spicy remix on your favorite mac and cheese try adding buffalo chickpeas on top! Find the recipe here.
Butternut Squash Mac And Cheese
The added bonus of butternut squash in this mac and cheese helps get your vegetables in for the day! Get the recipe here.
Broccoli Basil Mac And Cheese
A hearty combination of squash, broccoli and cheese with a splash of basil in this recipe will surely win over any guest. Find the recipe here.
Quinoa Spinach Mac And Cheese
Calorie dense pasta is swapped out for quinoa to make this mac and cheese protein packed. Plus the panko breadcrumbs add a nice crunch on top! Get the recipe here.
Roasted Vegetable Mac And Cheese
Trying to get your stubborn kids to eat their veggies? Sneak them in this recipe for a mac and cheese cover up. Find the recipe here.
Spaghetti Squash Mac And Cheese
Instead of noodles, use spaghetti squash for a healthier option. Find the recipe here.
Vegetable Whole Wheat Mac And Cheese
This recipes uses whole wheat pasta and a reduced fat cheese sauce for a healthier twist on a classic. Throw some veggies in the mix for color and nutrients. Get the recipe here.
Avocado Lime Mac And Cheese
Although it doesn’t cut back that much on calories, the avocado in this recipe will add some key nutrients and healthy fats. Plus the avocado makes the pasta extra creamy! Find the recipe here.
Vegan Mac And “Cheese”
This recipe uses a vegan cheese substitute that tastes just as good as the real stuff! Find the recipe here.
Roasted Sweet Potato Mac And Cheese
Sweet potatoes, mushrooms and gluten-free pasta all put this mac and cheese on the healthy side. Find the recipe here.
Pumpkin Mac And Cheese
As if we didn’t already have enough pumpkin items circling around, now you can have pumpkin mac and cheese too! It is a blended mixture of pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cheddar, Parmesan cheese and sour cream (use Greek yogurt for a healthier option)!Get the recipe here.
Lightened-Up Mac And Cheese With Cauliflower
A mix of cauliflower, reduced fat Parmesean, sharp cheddar, fat free cream cheese, fat free half and half make this mac and cheese recipe a lot healthier! Don’t worry the fat free cheese doesn’t make it taste any worse! Get the recipe here.
Bacon And Pea Mac And Cheese
You might read bacon and think how can this be healthy!? The bright green peas and Greek yogurt sauce make it a better option. Find the recipe here.