Healthy Mac’n’Cheese

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Recipe by Naomi Sherman


Net Carbs







I love a creamy pasta dish
It’s legit my go-to comfort food, but it’s not generally good for my tummy or my waistline
Enter this delicious dish of healthier goodness
You can use any pasta you like, or even different pastas depending on who you’re serving it to
It’s so fast to make that you can pretty much have the sauce ready to go while your pasta cooks
It stores and re-heats beautifully (I may have been eating this for lunch all week)
And when I served it to a bunch of Mac ’n’ Cheese loving blokes? They had no idea that it was healthy until I told them
I mean, it’s practically a miracle
Go on. Give it a try


  • 200 grams of good quality bacon

  • 1 onion, peeled and diced

  • 250 grams of pasta of choice (I used chickpea pasta)

  • 2 cups of baby spinach leaves

  • 3/4 cup or one individual tub of @chobani Greek yoghurt

  • 1 teaspoon of mustard powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder

  • 1 1/2 cups of grated tasty cheese

  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the onion and the bacon over med-high heat until the onion has softened and the bacon is browned.
  • Add the spinach leaves and stir through.
  • Remove from the heat to let the spinach wilt and to cool slightly.
  • Cook your pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  • Gather ½ cup of the pasta water before draining your pasta.
  • Add the yoghurt, spices and cheese to the pasta, along with half of the reserved water.
  • Stir over medium heat until the sauce melts and combines.
  • Add the onion, bacon and spinach mixture and stir through.
  • Add more water to get the consistency you prefer.
  • Toss your pasta through and serve.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories421
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13.3g 21%
    • Total Carbohydrate 38.3g 13%
      • Protein 32.8g 66%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.