Doctored Up Boxed Mac & Cheese

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 box macaroni and cheese (the one I used was 7.25 ounces)
  •  1 diced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 chopped bell pepper
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons non-fat plain Greek yogurt, separated (I used Fage 0%)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Follow instructions for cook-time on noodles for macaroni. 
  • While macaroni is cooking, heat a large pan to medium heat with teaspoon of oil and lightly brown the shallots.
  • Add ground turkey and bell peppers. Cook until turkey is no longer pink. Once cooked through, put heat on low.
  • Follow instructions for cheese on package, except add one tablespoon non-frat Greek yogurt.
  • Drizzle cheese over turkey meat. Slowly add the remaining tablespoons of yogurt until it reaches your desired thickness. I used two additional tablespoons.
  • Drain macaroni and add to turkey. Coat macaroni with turkey sauce.
  • Pour macaroni and turkey into an oven safe pan. I used a 9×13 Pyrex glass dish.
  • Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese and put in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Viola! Cheesy, macaroni goodness…..and it’s really not that bad for you!
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