This Healthy Mac and Cheese tastes like pizza, but is made with Greek yogurt to keep it lighter! You would never know this quick and easy dinner is good for you!
I just have to warn you for a second. Especially because I am aware that you could be reading this very early in the morning, and I wouldn’t want to startle you.
But, I have to yell at you. Right. NOW.
YOU GUYS, THIS IS PIZZA AND MACARONI AND CHEESE. COMBINED. COMBINED AS IN “TOGETHER.” AS IN “IT’S ALL IN THE SAME BOWL.” AND, IT JUSTSOHAPPENS TO BE SUPER EASY, HEALTHY AND PROTEIN PACKED.
WHOA. I feel so much better getting that all off my chest. Thank you for allowing me to do that.
But, as I probably just made SUPER CLEAR x 100, I am SO pumped to share this recipe with you today. Kind of like the Chocolate Lava Cake on Monday.
Because, let’s be realz for a second yo, what’s better than comfort food? How about 2 comfort foods? And comfort food that you can actually eat on the reg’.
Nothing. Nothing, my friends, is better than the above sentence.
So. Let’s break it down by comfort food, starting with the “Healthier Mac and Cheese” portion of this taste-bud blowing bowl of noodlies.
Like most good macaroni and cheese’s, I started with..well…macaroni noodles and cheese. I thought those would be the good building blocks to Yum town, you know?
HOW-EV-ER, Instead of the usual Cheddary goodness I used Mozarella and Parmesan, like in our crustless pizzas. You see how my brain is a spinnin’ here.
BUT, then comes the secret-healthifying-ninja of GREEK YOGURT. This is how you get ALL the creaminess, without adding a brick of cheese the size of your face. BUT, it tastes like that faceular-sized-brick is TOTALLY in the noodles.
I KNOW. SO GOOD.
As we mentioned above, the combo of chees-a-liciousness aids to the whole “pizza experience,” BUT the real deal is the roasted tomatoes and turkey pepperoni.
Instead of using jarred pizza sauce, just toss your bright red orbs of vegetal yum into some olive oil and Italian seasonings and pop them in the oven. Don’t forget to add the pepperoni in too. FOR THE CRISPY.
No one wants limp, soggy pepperoni pieces no matter how many comfort foods you try to mush together into one comfort-food-transformer. You understand.
So, what’s left?
No, not eating. I know you’re excited, but don’t get ahead of the game. We’re ALLLLMOOOST there.
FIRST, you have to actually toss it all togetha to marry the mac and cheese/pizza into one happy-ooey-gooey-cheesy-BUT-NUTRITIOUS bowl of love and general warm fuzzy feelings.
THEN, you eat.
And, if you’re taste buds are anything like mine,
They’ll fall right out of your FACE.
I’m sharing the Healthy Mac And Cheese Recipe over at Julies Eats and Treats, so head there to grab it!
Want more healthy comfort food?
Healthy Nachos with Sweet Potato and Kale
Pizza Turkey Zucchini Lasagna
If you make this recipe, please remember to tag @foodfaithfit and #foodfaithfitness on Instagram! I LOVE seeing your recipe recreations! 🙂
Healthy Mac and Cheese from around the web:
Healthy Mac and Cheese – The Balanced Berry
Sweet Potato Spinach Mac and Cheese – Running To The Kitchen