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High Protein Mac and Cheese!

Creamy Mac & Cheese that is high in protein!?


Indulge in guilt-free comfort with our mouthwatering High-Protein Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe! This creamy delight offers a healthier twist on a classic favorite, boasting a generous dose of protein to fuel your day. Packed with wholesome ingredients and ooey-gooey goodness, our recipe combines tender macaroni with a luscious cheese sauce that's both creamy and protein-rich. Perfect for busy weeknights or weekend gatherings, this dish is sure to satisfy cravings while keeping you fueled and satisfied. Say goodbye to the guilt and hello to pure cheesy bliss with our High-Protein Creamy Mac and Cheese!



High Protein Mac & Cheese


Serving : 3 Prepping Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz. elbow macaroni or other pasta of choice

  • 180 grams cottage cheese

  • 180 grams 2% milk

  • 12 grams cornstarch

  • 84 grams fat free cheddar cheese (I used Kraft)

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper sweet paprika

  • 14 grams unsalted butter

  • 28 grams parmesan cheese

  • Top with grilled chicken for extra protein if you wish!



DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add water to a pot and bring to a boil. Salt to taste. Once boiling, add pasta and cook according to package directions. Then rinse, drain and set aside.

  2. In a blender or with an immersion blender, combine the cottage cheese, milk, cornstarch, cheddar cheese, and seasonings. Blend until the sauce is creamy and smooth.

  3. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Once almost melted, transfer the cheese sauce to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and has thickened some.

  4. Allow the cheese sauce to cool down some (wait until it's done bubbling), then add the macaroni in. Then remove from heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.

  5. Taste and add any additional salt, pepper or seasoning to taste. Sprinkle with more parmesan cheese to serve and enjoy!


MACROS PER SERVING (does not include grilled chicken):

 

307 calories -------- 24 grams of protein ---------- 36 grams of carbs -------- 7 g fat

Please note that these are estimated nutrition values



Check out my Instagram or Tiktok to see the a video of putting it together:

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