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.

RELATED: 17 Pasta Recipes That Could Help You Lose Weight

mac1

Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers

A colorful way to convince kids to eat their veggies.

Get the recipe

RELATED: 17 Things You Can (and Should) Stuff in a Pepper

mac2

Butternut Squash Baked Mac and Cheese

This comfort-food recipe was made for fall.

Get the recipe

mac10

Jalapeño-Avocado Mac and Cheese

Healthy fats for the win.

Get the recipe

mac3

Broccoli Chicken Mac and Cheese

A perfectly balanced meal in one cheesy bowl.

Get the recipe

mac6

Spinach-Artichoke Mac and Cheese

These are a few of our favorite things.

Get the recipe

RELATED: 10 Comfort Foods Under 500 Calories

mac5

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

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

Get the recipe

mac4

Roasted Vegetable Mac and Cheese

This is basically a salad, right?

Get the recipe

mac7

Sun-Dried Tomato, Kale and Quinoa Mac and Cheese

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

Get the recipe

mac9

Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese

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

Get the recipe

RELATED: 14 Spaghetti Squash Bowls You Need in Your Life

mac8

Zoodle Mac and Cheese

Lose the carbs, not the taste.

Get the recipe

RELATED: Zoodles Might Be the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Dinner

From Around The Web