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High Protein Mac and Cheese

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This high protein mac and cheese recipe is easy and delicious. It's a tasty, macro friendly pasta recipe that's big on flavor and low on fat.
Course dinner, lunch
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 605
Author Lindsay Viker


  • 2 8 oz boxes chickpea pasta or other high protein pasta alternative
  • 6 oz white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 oz skim mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup pasta water reserved


  • Cook pasta according to package directions, until just al dente. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water and drain.
  • Return the cooked and drained pasta to the pot it was cooked in. Place the pot on the stovetop over medium low heat.
  • Add the shredded white cheddar, shredded mozzarella, greek yogurt, paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and the reserved pasta water. Stir to combine until the cheese is melted and the ingredients are well combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot with cooked chicken breast and bacon bits if desired!


Calories: 605kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 515IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 520mg | Iron: 11mg