Everybody loves macaroni and cheese, right? It’s very high on my list. Partly because cheese is a main ingredient, and it is on “the list” of foods I would live on. I’ll eat it all – fake cheese, real cheese, rotini, shells. Like…I love a good greek yogurt mac but also would kill over a bowl of Velveeta shells. Foodie struggles. My dad always used to say if I kept eating so many noodles, I would turn into one. Luckily…I’m almost 24 and still not a noodle!
This is a quick weeknight meal that we make often, with or without the bacon. Leave out the bacon for a simple vegetarian dish. We seem to always have the ingredients on hand and it comes together very quickly. You can use any combination or type of cheese you want.
I discovered this Greek yogurt hack when I was having Macaroni and Cheese week over on my original blog. Since then, we haven’t made mac and cheese any other way! It’s super simple and tasty and it doesn’t disappoint. I actually think this weekend my mom is going to have me make this for our family for Labor Day celebrations!
This time, I used some of our favorite Raw Milk White Cheddar and some uncured bacon from the Farmers Market and also some creamy Monterey Jack. Don’t forget to also use PLAIN yogurt, not vanilla…you would end up with quite an unfortunate product!
Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese with Bacon
- 3-6 slices of uncured bacon farmers market find!
- 2 C. dry pasta
- ½ C. raw milk cheddar cheese grated
- ½ C. Monterey jack cheese grated
- 3 T. plain Greek yogurt
- pinch of garlic powder
- pinch of onion powder
- pinch of cayenne powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook bacon to desired crispness. Chop and set aside.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil, then boil pasta until desired tenderness.
- Grate cheeses while pasta is cooking.
- Drain nearly all the water out of the pasta pot, but leave a little bit and place back on the stove on medium heat.
- Stir in cheese and seasonings.
- Remove from heat and stir in heaping spoon of yogurt.
- Stir until creamy.
- Stir in bacon and add salt and pepper to taste
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