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Richard Blais' Macaroni and Cheese With Greek Yogurt

Use Greek Yogurt to Lighten Up This Kid-Friendly Dish

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The "Top Chef All-Stars" winner prepares kid-friendly dishes with a secret healthy ingredient.
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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

"Top Chef" star Richard Blais upgrades your average back-to-school dinner recipe. Blais takes the classic dish kids love and incorporates Greek yogurt, making it a more health-conscious choice.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1/2 cup of melted cheese product (Velveeta)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt & white pepper to taste
  • Cooking Directions

    Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.

    Mix the melted cheese and yogurt with the macaroni.

    Fold in the shredded and grated cheese, leaving some to top the cooking vessel.

    Season and place in a ramekin of baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese and bake/broil until crusty and golden on top.

    NOTE: A sprinkle of crushed bread crumbs on top is a great simple addition for texture.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: elbow macaroni, velveeta, greek yogurt, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese

    Course: Pasta, Dinner

    More Info: Kids Friendly


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