This week I have been a zombie. With how exhausted my body has felt from trying to fight off a cold, I decided to look for an easy dinner idea on Pinterest! A couple weeks back I made the Greek Yogurt Chicken Bake and last night I attempted the greek yogurt mac and cheese with basically the same ingredients as the chicken recipe. This mac and cheese was totally comforting and creamy, and not totally bad for you.
Spinach Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese
- 8 oz. (about 2 cups) elbow pasta (I used whole wheat)
- 8 oz. (about 2 cups) shredded cheese (a sharp cheddar is great)
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I love Chobani)
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Cook the macaroni according to the package’s instructions (about 8-10 minutes), until al dente.
Place the spinach leaves in the bottom of a strainer, and pour the pasta over top to drain and wilt the spinach. Save about 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Return the cooked macaroni and wilted spinach to the pot.
Add about 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water to the pot, and stir in the cheese until melted. Stir in the greek yogurt, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, until smooth and creamy. Stir in the remaining pasta water to thin, if necessary. Serve immediately.