Quinoa and CheeseSubmitted by: SP_STEPF
IntroductionTry this high-protein mac and cheese swap. Try this high-protein mac and cheese swap.
1 cup quinoa
1/4 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 ounces fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Stir in your favorite veggies; we like bell peppers, red onions, and tomatoes in the dish. (Calories not included.)
Turmeric adds color and also contains anti-inflammatory ingredients. You can feel free to omit it.
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Remove from heat and immediately stir in the remaining ingredients.
Serving Size:†1 1/4 cups per serving (Serves 4)
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Great alternative to macaroni and cheese and just as easy to make as the boxed stuff. Serving size is large (yay) and super filling. I felt good giving this to my 1-year old and she loved it too! I had light sour cream I had to use up so I used that instead of the yogurt. - 12/11/13
Very interesting texture and flavor. I liked it and will probably make it again but I definitely added salt and I sprinkled some rosemary in it for extra flavor. I think I might add some canned tomatoes and maybe some onion next time to get some veggies in. Thanks for sharing! - 2/23/14
I used orzo and honey mustard. The orzo absorbed the yogurt very quickly leaving it too dry for me. I added tomatoes, cucumbers, and kalamata olives which really enhanced it! It's a good use for plain yogurt though! - 4/4/13
Reply from SP_STEPF (4/5/13)
Pasta would definitely soak up more moisture than quinoa. Glad you were able to doctor it up to your liking! :)