Healthier Kraft Macaroni and Cheese

Mr. P usually isn’t too happy when I cook him “healthy” meals. So I often alternate between extremely healthy and finding ways to healthify his favorites. One of his favorite foods is Kraft’s macaroni and cheese.

Have you ever taken a look at the nutrition facts on the side of the box? Even I was shocked out at how unhealthy the boxed stuff is for you. I’m used to high calorie and fat foods tasting oily, heavy, etc. I never feel that way with boxed macaroni and cheese so I was really surprised at how much fat and calories are packed into the powder cheese mix. Recently I’ve been making it with a healthier substitute: low fat cottage cheese.


You ditch the milk and butter and replace it with pureed cottage cheese. The low fat cheese is healthier, but still produces a creamy, cheesy effect. So far no complaints from Mr. P. I think it tastes just as good as the original.

Healthier Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
  • 1 box Kraft macaroni and cheese
  • 1/2 cup lowfat cottage cheese
  1. Blend cottage cheese in blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Boil macaroni noodles until cooked. Drain noodles and pour noodles back into the pot. Add in 3/4 of the cheese mix and cottage cheese and stir until the cheese mix is dissolved. Serve immediately.