Bodybuilding Mac & Cheese Recipe (Healthy + High PROTEIN)

Bodybuilding Mac & Cheese Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

If you love mac & cheese and want a guilt-free alternative then this healthy, high protein Bodybuilding Mac & Cheese recipe is going to be your best friend!

Here is the recipe:

  • 6 Ounces (168g) Pasta
  • 2 Cans Tuna (or Canned Chicken Breast/Cooked Chicken Breast/Lean Ground Beef/Turkey)
  • 3/4 Cup (84g) Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons (15g) Parmesan & Romano Grated Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Salt
  • 5.3 Ounces (150g) Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:

  • Calories: 1227
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 1780mg
  • Carbs: 125g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Protein: 112g

Calories in each bowl (if you make 4):

  • Calories: 306
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 445mg
  • Carbs: 31.2g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 3.2g
  • Protein: 28g

Take out a large bowl, drain your Tuna, and then add your drained Tuna into the bowl. Take out whatever you use to boil pasta, add your 6 Ounces (168g) Pasta into it and cook it for however long your box says to. Turn your burner off, drain it, and then put your pasta back into whatever you used. Add in your Cheddar Cheese and Parmesan & Romano Grated Cheese. Mix your cheese around until it’s melted. Add in your Garlic Powder, Onion Salt, and Greek Yogurt. Mix those in. Add in your Tuna and mix that in. Mouthgasm!


  • Top with some bread crumbs!
  • Add in more Greek Yogurt if you want it to be creamier!
  • Microwave it in :30 intervals to re-heat it!

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About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


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