Homemade High Protein White Cheddar Mac & Cheese Recipe

Homemade High Protein White Cheddar Mac & Cheese Recipe
Cheesy, melty, flavorful and protein packed Mac & Cheese is the perfect way to satisfy that craving for fall comfort food!

Nutrition Facts

Number of Servings: 1
  • 472
  • 40
  • 52
  • 12
  • Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased gains and decreased bodyfat.


  • 8oz Pasta
  • 1 cup Skim Milk
  • 2 cups Fat-Free Cottage Cheese**
  • 6oz Low-Fat White Cheddar
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tsp. White Pepper***
  • 1 ½ tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp. Oatbran

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 420 degrees
  2. Cook pasta 2 minutes shy of directions
  3. Drain pasta and return to the pot
  4. Add milk, seasonings, cottage cheese and greek yogurt to pasta
  5. Slowly mix in white cheddar cheese and half of parmesan
  6. Pour pasta into an oven safe baking dish
  7. Sprinkle with 2 tbs of oatbran and remaining parmesan cheese
  8. Bake until golden and bubbly


*Increase the protein by adding in leftover ground turkey, shredded chicken or even a scoop of unflavored protein powder.
**cottage cheese can be swapped with additional greek yogurt to lowder sodium content. Please keep in mind this will yield a slightly more tart flavor, so you will want to increase your seasonings
***white pepper can be subbed with black pepper

Serving Suggestions

Makes 4 servings.

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Sarah Kesseli is a food, nutrition and health expert and Muscle & Strength's own Resident Chef and Recipe Developer!

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Posted Tue, 12/22/2020 - 16:28

Where is the protein coming from?

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Posted Wed, 12/23/2020 - 09:14

Hey justin - the milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, and other cheeses.

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Posted Sun, 04/12/2020 - 13:15

What size baking dish should be used with this recipe?

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Posted Wed, 11/20/2019 - 07:50
Molly Powell

This was delicious! Mac and cheese is usually my "empty cheat" food but this is a recipe I can use (with portion control of course) anytime! I added spinach and it was FABULOUS!