10 Healthy Mac n Cheese Recipes That Still Taste Decadent

Macaroni and Cheese is a comfort food go-to in the cold winter months but all too often, it comes from a box. These recipes may not cook up as quickly as the boxed variety but those few extra minutes will be more than worth it! Do we even really know what is in that powered sauce? Best to play it safe and break out one of these healthier versions tonight!

1. Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash Mac 'n' Cheese

Spaghetti squash is oh so close to the real thing. This sauce only has five ingredients so once you roast the squash, you are pretty darn close to a great meal!

2. Quinoa Mac 'n' Cheese

This may not look like the usual macaroni dish but you can eat it up just the same. This dish is loaded with protein from the quinoa and the leeks and tomatoes fill it with extra flavour!

3. Stovetop Avocado Mac 'n' Cheese

Potassium, fiber and a rich creamy texture. Need we say more?

4. Spicy Roasted Vegetable Mac 'n' Cheese

Bold spices, colourful veggies, vitamins, minerals. This is definitely not your kids' mac 'n' cheese!

5. Healthy Mac 'n' Cheese

If you have thought that using butternut squash in your mac is crazy, you won't after trying this recipe! 

6. Carrot Mac 'n' Cheese Pasta

Even as adults, it can help to conceal and disguise our vegetables. The puréed carrot bumps up the nutritional value of this dish. But don't worry, there are still three types of cheese....

7. Sweet Potato Kale Mac 'n' Cheeze

Don't worry, vegans, we haven't forgotten you. Maple syrup, sweet potato, kale. Can you go wrong with this one? If you don't like the idea of the cereal topping, you can skip it.

8. Spicy Southwest Macaroni and Cheese

If you think being a vegan means you'll only be eating foods that taste like cardboard, you are sorely mistaken. Beans, green onion, avocado and a whole host of spices makes this mac dish anything but bland!

9. Truffled Gnocchi Macaroni and Cheese

Why stick with the traditional noodles when you can bump it up with gnocchi? And with a mix of Swiss, cheddar and Parmesan, this dish will satisfy the richest of palettes.

10. Three Cheese Macaroni Stuffed Peppers.

  Wrapping yummy food inside other yummy food is one of the greatest things going. Again, a killer cheese combination makes this one a definite must try! What are your favourite macaroni and cheese variations? Share your dishes with us! Source: Greatist

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