Protein Mac and Cheese
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4.41 from 5 votes

Protein Packed Baked Mac and Cheese

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked mac and cheese, protein macaroni and cheese
Servings: 4


  • 8 oz. chickpea pasta or pasta of choice
  • 2 c your favorite shredded cheddar
  • ¾ c plain Greek Yogurt
  • ¾ c milk of choice
  • ½ c panko/breadcrumbs gluten free if needed
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dash of paprika
  • dash of crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp cracked pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt, more to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Boil and cook pasta as directed by box instructions.
  • Drain pasta and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine milk and Greek yogurt over medium heat.
  • Whisk frequently to combine.
  • Slowly add in 1 1/2 c cheese and whisk to form sauce and wait until cheese is melted. Stir in spices and seasonings and whisk to combine.
  • Add in pasta and stir to combine.
  • Pour cheesy pasta into a small (8x8, 9x9 or a casserole dish) baking pan lightly coated with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle panko or breadcrumbs over top and remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top is browned as desired.