10 Ways to Make Mac and Cheese Healthier

Cheesy goodness without the guilt

Sometimes, cozy fall nights call for a bowl of piping-hot mac and cheese. But, ugh, do we really want to sabotage an entire week of healthy eating on one gluttonous meal? The inner conflict ends now: Here are ten healthy-ish mac-and-cheese recipes that will satisfy your craving without ruining your diet.

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Mac And Cheese Stuffed Peppers

A colorful way to convince kids to eat their veggies.

Butternut Squash Baked Mac And Cheese

This comfort-food recipe was made for fall.

Jalapeño-avocado Mac And Cheese

Healthy fats for the win.

Broccoli Chicken Mac And Cheese

A perfectly balanced meal in one cheesy bowl.

Spinach-artichoke Mac And Cheese

These are a few of our favorite things.

Cauliflower Mac And Cheese

Is there anything cauliflower can’t do? (No. The answer is no.)

Roasted Vegetable Mac And Cheese

This is basically a salad, right?

Sun-dried Tomato, Kale And Quinoa Mac And Cheese

We were never completely sold on quinoa…and then we made this recipe.

Twice-baked Spaghetti Squash And Cheese

Bowls? Where we’re going, we don’t need bowls.

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Hannah Loewentheil

Freelance PureWow Editor

From 2015-2017 Hannah Loewentheil held the role of Editor covering entertainment, food, travel and all things nyc.
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