Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese with Veggies

I have always had a soft spot for Mac and cheese. I think it is one f those dishes that everyone has a soft spot for and it is deliciously easy, especially in this recipe. It has all that home cooked taste and half of the fat because we are using sharp cheddar cheese which is more flavorful, meaning you can use less cheese. You have the creamy tang from the Greek yogurt and the amazing breadcrumb crust. Using whole wheat macaroni and no flour also makes this dish easier on the waistline. I made my own modifications according to my tastes but feel free to take out the vegetables if you want the traditional dish with no frills. I am just a vegetable addict. Hope you love it as much as I do because I am
planning on serving this for Christmas dinner today!

Serves 2

2 cups whole wheat macaroni

3 cups vegetable broth

1 cup frozen vegetables, your favorite blend as long as they’re diced finely and steamed

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese

1/3 cup Greek nonfat yogurt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon chili flakes

4 tablespoons spicy breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Boil the vegetable broth and add macaroni. Stir occasionally until cooked, which is usually about eight minutes. The dish will cook more in the oven so take out macaroni at a little bit before al dente. Spray a baking dish with a nonstick spray or flaxseed butter spread. Drain pasta and add steamed vegetables. Add garlic poser stirring well. In a separate pot, add Greek nonfat Yogurt and sharp cheddar cheese until melted. Add pepper and chili flakes. Pour over macaroni, adding more if desired. Pour mixture into a baking dish and top with Parmesan and spicy breadcrumbs for a nice, crunchy crust. Put into oven and bake for seven minutes or until the crust is cooked through.





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