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Protein Mac and Cheese

Protein mac and cheese recipe is silky, creamy, cheesy, and ready in 20 minutes. One secret ingredient in this pasta recipe adds silkiness and protein without changing the taste of classic, delicious macaroni and cheese.
Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • Medium Pot
  • High powered blender
  • Grater
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • rubber spatula


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cup elbow macaroni
  • ¼ whole block of silken tofu 3 oz
  • ¼ cup milk I used 2%, you can use any %age
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Bring water and salt (1 tsp) to a boil, in a medium sized pot, over medium-high heat. Cook pasta in this water according to package directions.
  • While pasta is cooking, add tofu (¼ package), milk (¼ c), and garlic salt (¼ tsp) to blender, and blend until smooth. Set aside.  
  • Once pasta is al dente, drain water. Return pasta to cooking pot, pour tofu, milk mixture over pasta, butter (1 tsp), and sprinkle cheese (⅔ c) over pasta. Stir together until pasta is coated, and cheese is melted. Serve immediately. 



  • Add your favorite vegetables to the mac and cheese, or have on the side
  • If you're reheating the macaroni, add a dash of milk and stir together to make it creamy again.