Our Best Clean Mac & Cheese Recipes - Clean Eating Magazine

Our Best Mac & Cheese Recipes

Mac & Cheese is the ultimate comfort food dish, so you need a favorite recipe in your back pocket for when that craving hits. Try one of these clean faves.
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Smoky Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Smoky Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Recipe

How do you clean up a classic comfort food like mac & cheese? Bingo! By blending in vitamin-rich cauliflower.

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Broccoli & Spring Onion Mac ’n’ Cheese

whole grain vegetable macaroni and cheese recipe

Whole-grain vegetable macaroni and cheese recipe

Jump at the chance to cook with spring onions this season – they're part of the same family as green onions and are distinguished by their bulbs, which have a sweet, mellow flavor. 

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Roasted Butternut Mac & Cheese

Butternut squash mac and cheese

Butternut squash mac and cheese

We slashed 263 calories from this classic dish, and it's just as creamy, cheesy and indulgent as ever.

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Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese recipe

Three cheeses — smoked cheddar, sharp cheddar and Parmesan cheese — commingle in this make-ahead mac and cheese. Sprinkle with green onions if you have some on hand.

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The Best Dairy- and Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese

The Best Dairy- and Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese recipe

This mac and cheese loaded with fresh squash and mushrooms is sure to appeal to your grown-up taste buds.

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Gooey Mac & Cheese Balls

Gooey Mac and Cheese Balls recipe

Gooey Mac and Cheese Balls recipe

Four different varieties of cheese – mozzarella, Swiss, Monterey Jack and Parmesan – combine to create the most indulgent-tasting mac & cheese balls you’ve ever tried.

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Baked Mac & “Cheese” with Creamy Cashew Sauce

Baked Mac & "Cheese" with Creamy Cashew Sauce recipe

We were excited to sit down down with Joy McCarthy, a Mother’s Day aficionado, to find out what she does with her family every year on this special day.

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Broccoli & White Bean Mac 'n' Cheese

broccoli mac 'n' cheese recipe

broccoli mac 'n' cheese recipe

The ultimate healthy comfort food! Nonfat evaporated milk and reduced-fat cheese make this dish rich and creamy while keeping the overall fat content low and protein levels high.

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Creamy Southwestern Shells with Black Beans

Creamy Southwestern Shells with Black Beans recipes

Creamy Southwestern Shells with Black Beans recipes

This twist on mac ’n’ cheese is bursting with bold southwestern ingredients like sweet corn, creamy avocado and fresh cilantro. Try using tri-colored pasta shells for added visual appeal.

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