Creamy Whole Wheat Mac and Cheese

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READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by KristiJoy

I love finding yummy, easy recipes that are healthy too! This is one of those. I used to enjoy the blue box mac & cheese, especially for quick meals, but this fits the bill much better - still quick and yummy, but now healthy too! I love using whole foods so this recipe calls for whole milk (I use raw). And here’s the secret: Cook your pasta in the MILK instead of water. The milk makes it super creamy. The starch from the pasta thickens the milk into a sauce. Add your cheese after the pasta is finished cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 cups whole wheat pasta (any shape you want, but cannot substitute rice pasta with the same results)
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 12 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 pinch nutmeg (optional)


  1. Mix pasta, milk and salt in a large sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat STIRRING ALMOST CONSTANTLY until the pasta is tender (10-15 minutes).
  2. Remove from heat. Add cheese and stir until melted.
  3. Serve immediately.

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