Oh Mac & Cheese why are you so amazing?! And why are you so full of calories and fat?! I am not going to lie, whenever I am feeling sad or down I always turn to the comfort food Mac & Cheese to make me feel better. However, I’ve been craving it a lot more lately, and knew if I was going to indulge in this delicious meal I was going to have to “healthify” it. Plus, once I added jalapeños I truly was in heaven! This recipe turned out so great that I had to share it with all of you! I hope it can provide you comfort on those nights where you need it :)

Jalapeño Mac & Cheese

 

Jalapeño Mac & Cheese

Jalapeño Mac & Cheese

 

Jalapeño Mac & Cheese

 

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Healthified Jalapeño Mac & Cheese
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Ingredients
  • 1 box Quinoa Pasta (I used the elbow shape)
  • ¼ cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ cup Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Ghee (or butter)
  • 1 tablespoon Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon Mustard Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup Mac & Cheese Blend (Cheddar, American & Swiss)
  • 1 Jalapeño, diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Cook pasta per directions on the box.
  3. While pasta is cooking blend in a food processor or blender the greek yogurt, cottage cheese, almond milk, and all the spices until smooth and creamy.
  4. Mix the cheese into the yogurt cottage cheese blend.
  5. Then mix the cheese blend with the pasta.
  6. Mix diced jalapeños into the pasta.
  7. Top with some more cheese.
  8. Place in the oven for approximately 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Notes
I got the quinoa pasta, ghee, almond milk, and spices from vitacost.com. Click HERE to save $10 off your first purchase of $30 or more.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4