Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

From The Healthy College Cookbook A great alternative to Kraft Mac and Cheese, but still cheap, cheesy, and fast!


  1. Cook macaroni in a large pot according to package directions. Drain, and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, combine the cheese and yogurt in a small bowl.
  3. Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat, and stiff in the mustard.
  4. Add cooked macaroni to the butter mixture, and toss to coat.
  5. Stir in the cheese mixture and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Stir until cheese is fully melted.
Most Helpful

This is such a great cheat recipe. It takes no time at all and definitely tricks you into thinking you're indulging. I used nonfat plain Greek yogurt and did 1/2 sharp cheddar, 1/2 pepperjack cheese. So creamy and delicious, a great base recipe for healthy mac n cheese with your favorite mix-ins.

Amo418 April 05, 2011

I really liked this--I was craving mac & cheese (and feeling like total yuck so little energy to do any cooking). Thankfully, this came together really quick. I added some sauteed garlic, onions, tomatoes, & mushrooms for extra health, and used a garlic/basil pasta. Really hit the spot when I needed a true pick-me-up!

WhoKnew? January 21, 2010

Made this for a neighbor couple who really enjoy mac & cheese (& I cook for them from time to time ~ More often during PAC!) & my little taste test tells me that this is yet another version of this comfoft food that I want to make for myself another time! Easy to prepare & great taste, too! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick A Chef]

Sydney Mike September 13, 2009