Creamy Mac and Cheese

How can you make your mac and cheese legendary? Swap the traditional roux for Greek yogurt, add fresh spinach and some spices for a little kick. Guaranteed success!

  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Yields: 4 servings


  • 2 cups short pasta

  • 1 cup Oikos® Greek Yogurt

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 pinch nutmeg

  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar

  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

  • 2 cups fresh spinach


  1. Cook the pasta in a large volume of boiling salted water according to the directions on the package. Drain and return the pasta to the saucepan.

  2. In a bowl, mix yogurt, flour, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne and nutmeg.

  3. Add the yogurt mixture, cheese and spinach to the pasta. Mix on low heat until cheese melts. Season with salt and pepper. Add some of the pasta cooking water if sauce is too thick. Serve immediately.

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